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#42 of 90 state parks in California

Best trails in Harmony Headlands State Park

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Explore the most popular trails in Harmony Headlands State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Harmony Headlands State Park is a great place to see whales and dolphins. Enjoy hiking and fishing. Dogs and bicycles are not allowed on the trails. Cell service is spotty in the park.

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Map of trails in Harmony Headlands State Park
Park information
784 acres
Park hours
6:00 am - dusk
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Top trails (1)
#1 - Headlands Trail
Harmony Headlands State Park
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Length: 4.3 mi • Est. 1 h 55 m
The trailhead is located on the west side of Highway 1, between Cayucos and the tiny community of Harmony (population: 18). From the parking area, the trail follows an old ranch road west over a low hill and down to the ocean. A side trail on the right at 0.5 miles leads to an old ranch bunkhouse and a porta-potty. The trail passes a pond and descends through a picturesque ravine before reaching a bluff overlooking the ocean. Here, the main road continues parallel to the ocean to the fenced park boundary. A narrow, informal trail follows the edge of the bluff, allowing for closer views of the ocean. This trail loops back to re-connect with the main trail near a park bench.Show more