Fitzgerald Marine Reserve

EASY 10 reviews

Fitzgerald Marine Reserve is a 0.9 mile out and back trail located near Moss Beach, California and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

0.9 miles
68 feet
Out & Back

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running



no dogs

Currently, the Parks Department manages the environmental impact on the natural resources within the reserve’s tide pool areas by requiring groups of 10 or more people to make tour reservations. You can make group reservations here:, or call the park here 1-650-363-4021. Come at low tide to explore some fantastic tide pools.

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10 months ago

Hiked the beautiful trail on a cool clear winter afternoon with the trees overhead and the sounds of the waves crashing from the ocean nearby. I personally recommend going around late afternoon/early dusk because the sunset is absolutely gorgeous. The trail in the marine reserve itself is short but it connects to another one further north to an unmarked (Bluff?) trail which leads to Point Montara Lighthouse.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Never done it on it's own but I've done it as part of the hike to Half Moon bay. Five stars for gorgeous location/views...

Sunday, August 02, 2015

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Great for seeing marine life and a nice and shady hike though the small patch of trees.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Short hike. Good for families. But the real draw are the tide pools. Come at low tide and explore.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014