Elkhorn Slough and Moss Landing

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Moss Landing State Beach

Elkhorn Slough and Moss Landing is a 4.1 mile out and back trail located near Moss Landing, California and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, bird watching, and sea kayaking.

Distance: 4.1 miles Elevation Gain: 65 feet Route Type: Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

paddle sports

bird watching

beach

no dogs

Please note: This beach continues to be temporarily closed to vehicular access, meaning there are no parking facilities and parking on roadways is prohibited to protect public health from the COVID-19 pandemic. Although the beach is open to local residents. See here for more info: https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=30355

walking
no shade
7 months ago

Empty windswept beach.

a simple Beach Walk

Pleasant beach wslk. Soft sand and ever-present need to keep an eye on the waves. Perfect way to create an appetite for Phil's Fish Market.

Mon Jan 21 2019

amazing views of wildlife and birds! we were thrilled to see so many sea otters and seals!!

Sat Jun 02 2018

Fish'ins good!

walking
Wed May 23 2018

5/23/18 Lovely, secluded beach. Fishermen were out. I don’t recognize the cover photo from this area. The tide was low and it seems like it would be a great place to play soccer as the sand is very flat and hard packed. It was definitely not nearly as difficult as beach walks usually can be. My dog and I walked south all the way to Bennett Slough and out onto the fishing levee. Lots of birds, otters, and seals about. It was foggy but not very cold.

hiking
Mon Nov 02 2015

Great day, I decided to do all three trails along with all the outlooks, blinds, and vista points. It ended up being ~6.5 miles. Cost for use permit $4.25.

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

paddle sports
9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

hiking
Wed Apr 03 2019

hiking
Mon Mar 04 2019

hiking
Sun Sep 30 2018

hiking
Mon Jan 29 2018

hiking
Fri Nov 24 2017

walking
Tue Jul 19 2016

recorded Monterey Bay Kayaks

paddle sports
Sat Feb 13 2016

paddle sports
Wed Sep 09 2015

hiking
Mon Sep 15 2014