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Coastside Trail

EASY 79 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.

7.7 miles
104 feet
Out & Back

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly



mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

trail running



rails trails



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.

1 month ago

8 months ago

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

9 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.

10 months ago

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

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

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.

Saturday, December 03, 2016

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

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Beautiful day walking with Lucy.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

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

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Absolutely beautiful coastline! I've been staying at the pelican point RV park for the past month and 'hiked' all over this place. It really is beautiful, except it's not really what I'd consider hiking. I guess I'm just used to mountain hikes. But there are plenty of hard packed dirt trails all over the place that go for miles. Great for mountain bike riding! There is a nice paved trail that takes you around the ritz Carlton, it isn't that long (maybe 2 miles). It's extremely dog friendly just beware of ticks because they are EVERYWHERE! Make sure you check and recheck yourself and pets if you hit the trails or go anywhere near brush.

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Parked at The Ritz for free, beautiful hike, spent some time on the beach then headed to Sams chowder house for lunch!

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Nice walk along the beach/coastline

mountain biking
Monday, March 24, 2014

Very scenic place and fun for an afternoon mountain bike ride.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

We went here based on the reviews. It was not exactly what we thought , it was actually even better. As long as the weather holds, this trail is a great way to have some time on the coast.

Sunday, June 30, 2013

It rain the day we went form the hike which made it more difficult. It got colder as we hiked deep into the trials, but it was worth the effort. Easy to moderate hike. Definitely layer up when hiking there. We also saw a couple of wild rabbits.

Sunday, May 05, 2013

Beautiful stunning vistas on this coastal trail. I only remembered to track it one way, but it was a nice hike. Lots of ruts in places, spots to walk the beach, and in early May the wildflowers are gorgeous! Wind advisory today made it tough (30-35 mph gusts), but worth it.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

One of my favorite places during winter time when I don't want to drive too much.

Friday, July 15, 2011

fun coast line trail,, alot of the trail was closed to protect the snowy plovers, but I was able to walk up the coast on the sand around this area

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