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

Keep in mind you will not see the piegeon point light house on this trail. This is simply the nearest hiking trail to the lighthouse. We wanted to do a hike since we came from SF to see the light house so this is where we went. The trail was decent. It was clean, has a cool looking foot bridge, and a nice Vista sitting area overlooking a pond with some hills in the background. However you have to cross the highway twice with no crosswalks and you can see/hear the highway in the background most of the time. Also the part through the beach should be considered optional dependent on weather. Watch out for poison oak which lined about a quarter of the trail

This trail doesn’t go to lighthouse, it’s about 6 miles drive south

hiking
Sunday, December 10, 2017

Peaceful path with no other traffic on a Saturday. Mostly flat with a small incline at the end that offers nice views looking back over the grasslands towards the ocean.

Monday, December 05, 2016

frog sounds, cool eucalyptus trees

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

This is great! I have been at Pescadero several times enjoying the sunset and views, but never explored away from the beach. Will definitely follow this guide on my iPhone next time.

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4 months ago

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5 months ago