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Best trails in Pescadero State Beach

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

The beach has a mile-long shoreline with sandy coves, rocky cliffs, tide pools, fishing spots and picnic facilities. Across the highway is Pescadero Marsh Natural Preserve, a popular spot for bird watchers and other naturalists. The Reserve is a refuge for blue heron, kites, deer, raccoons, foxes and skunks. Hours: 8am to Sunset

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Map of trails in Pescadero State Beach
Park information
Park hours
Monday
8:00 am - 5:55 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 5:55 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 5:55 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 5:55 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 5:55 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 5:55 pm
Sunday
8:00 am - 5:55 pm
Contact
650-879-2170
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Top trails (3)
#1 - Pescadero North Pond and Beach Trail
Pescadero State Beach
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Length: 2 mi • Est. 54 m
A beautiful beach walk that explores both tidal ecosystems and a salt march. There is great birding habitat as well as surf to play in. Walk along the beach and return via the N Pond trail.Show more
#2 - Sequoia Audubon Trail
Pescadero State Beach
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Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 46 m
NOTE: The Sequoia Audubon Trail is CLOSED at the levee due to trail erosion from a recent storm. Please check with the following site for more information: https://www.coastsidestateparks.org/pescaderShow more
#3 - Levee Walk in the Pescadero Marsh Natural Preserve
Pescadero State Beach
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Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 47 m
Marshlands and a protected nesting preserve. The Pescadero Marsh Natural Preserve is a refuge for blue heron, kites, deer, raccoons, foxes, and skunks. Access this walk by turning inland at PescaderShow more