Coastal Access Trail at Pismo Beach

EASY 17 reviews
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Coastal Access Trail at Pismo Beach is a 4.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Grover Beach, California that features a river 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.

DISTANCE
4.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
157 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

off road driving

surfing

trail running

walking

beach

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Many opportunities to access the beach and enjoy beautiful views.

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6 months ago

beautiful view!!

trail running
10 months ago

11 months ago

Great part of this trail is you are so close to other areas to walk. My wife and I walked from Shell Beach to this trail and back. The central coast is beautiful with a lot to see and do!

walking
Monday, July 07, 2014

Nice and easy. Lovely beach views and coastal vegetation. Absolutely level and short.

walking
Monday, September 30, 2013

Many times as a kid we used this trail to get from grandma's house to the beach

walking
Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Not strenuous at all! I usually see older folks walking this as its easy and short yet runs along the beach great wooden trail is good for strollers and walkers.

walking
Saturday, July 06, 2013

hiking
Thursday, May 16, 2013

Another wonderful mild hike

walking
Friday, April 05, 2013

walking
Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Not strenuous, but beautiful! At the north end, this trail joins up with a boardwalk/trail in Pismo Beach that goes all the way to the pier, probably another mile or so. Dogs are welcome -- in fact, on the Pismo portion of the trail there is a human + doggy drinking fountain.