Coastside Trail

EASY 46 reviews

Coastside Trail is a 7.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Half Moon Bay, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
7.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
164 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

rails trails

road biking

trail running

walking

beach

views

wildlife

no dogs

Coastside Trail extends along the beachs eastern boundary from Kelly Avenue north to Pillar Point and south to Poplar Beach, offering spectacular ocean views. A horse trail parallels the Coastside Trail between Roosevelt and Francis Beaches; horses are not permitted. Restrooms are adjacent to parking areas.

18 days ago

hiking
28 days ago

Nice paved trail and flat, just watch out for Trail president on traffic patrol. lol.

2 months ago

2 months ago

Easy and pleasant and much of it is along the ocean. You can detour to one of the beaches, although half moon bay state beach is quite crowded.

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Nice easy walk on paved trail. Takes a bit to get to the ocean, but it is a beautiful site.

hiking
2 months ago

walking
3 months ago

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

4 months ago

walking
6 months ago

I loved this paved path along the ocean. Restrooms were available along the way. Today was a cold, bright sunny day, perfect visibility for ocean viewing. It would be fun on a bike as well. A great trail, however flat, to get outside for some fresh air, exercise and views.

6 months ago

Good trail for family with kids. Flat path with ocean view but isn't spectacular.

6 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

Beautiful day walking with Lucy.

9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

Five stars simply for the view not really the hike. I lived near the RItz for a few years and would do a combination of the trail and the beach. On a nice low tide you can walk the entire distance on the beach or there are a few places you can go up and down to the beach and trail to change things up

walking
10 months ago