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Coastside Trail

EASY 37 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 164 feet 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.

walking
11 days ago

11 days ago

hiking
18 days ago

1 month ago

walking
3 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.

3 months ago

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

3 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Beautiful day walking with Lucy.

6 months ago

hiking
6 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
7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

8 months ago

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.

walking
8 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

walking
9 months ago

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

11 months ago

1 year ago

hiking
1 year ago