Coastal Access Trail at Pismo Beach

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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
121 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.

hiking
3 months ago

It was a nice, easy walk along the trail and then on a He way back along the beach.

9 months ago

The southern half of the trail has beautiful coastal dunes. The northern half of the trail is crowded boardwalk which can be skipped.

walking
10 months ago

beautiful walk, takes you into Pismo.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

beautiful view!!

Thursday, June 09, 2016

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.

hiking
Thursday, May 16, 2013

Another wonderful mild hike

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.

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Sunday, November 13, 2016

recorded Pismo 5K Run/Walk

trail running
Saturday, July 23, 2016

walking
Saturday, July 06, 2013

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Friday, April 05, 2013