Asilomar State Beach and Coast Trail

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Asilomar State Beach and Coast Trail is a 2.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Pacific Grove, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
91 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

fishing

hiking

nature trips

road biking

sea kayaking

trail running

walking

whitewater kayaking

beach

views

wild flowers

Locals and tourists flock to Asilomar State Beach. It is in close proximity to Monterey's Cannery Row, in the heart of Pacific Grove, and has a highly popular conference center for retreats. If you need a break from the regular tourist stuff, this is a great option. The trail goes between soft and compacted sand to wood paneled walkways with small gazebo outlooks and is an easy walk with only a few rocks to watch out for. The beach and bluff walk provide ready access to some spectacular coastline, tide pools, marine mammal and offshore preserve, kelp beds, and more. It's extremely popular locally for morning and afternoon walks. It's accessible, tucked between the coastal road and the ocean and one of those places that's gorgeous no matter the weather. There are all sorts of possibilities here for ocean kayaking, paddle boarding, and diving. Being in Northern California, the water's cold...not a great place for casual swimming.

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4 months ago

Great for dogs and getting in some flat miles.

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4 months ago

5 months ago

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6 months ago

Beautiful place!

road biking
7 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Love this trail. So beautiful with wild flowers ( 3/25/2017) and sound of the waves the entire trail.

9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

walking
11 months ago

Nice walk on boardwalk and some spots for tide pools exploration and beach fun. Despite being labelled as an on-leash only beach (it is required by law and signage), some fools let their dogs off leash and without proper voice control. On two separate occasions during the same walk, I had to keep two dogs away from my dog, one I had to hold away by the collar and wait for its owner to retrieve it; and it was very frustrating. Despite that, my dog appeared to have a good time otherwise - we had to sometimes go on the boardwalk to avoid other off-leash dogs who were obviously not under voice control and owners weren't paying attention... So if you have a reactive dog, you may need to be on the lookout for irresponsible owners.

walking
11 months ago

hiking
Monday, November 28, 2016

walking
Sunday, September 18, 2016

walking
Friday, August 19, 2016

Beautiful walk along the coast with this trail. Lots of wildlife, and love the waves!

hiking
Monday, March 28, 2016

walking
Sunday, January 31, 2016

Wednesday, January 27, 2016