Gray Whale Cove Trail

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Gray Whale Cove Trail is a 2.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Pacifica, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
2.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
328 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

surfing

trail running

walking

beach

views

wild flowers

From CA-92 West, turn right onto Main Street and drive for 0.3 miles. Turn right onto CA-1 North adn drive for 7.4 miles. The parking lot for the southern entrance into Montara State Beach is to the south of a restaurant called La Constanera.

Easy to find and navigate. Brought my dog and boyfriend and we all had great time. Being close to Half Moon Bay, we refueled at Sam's Chowder house where dogs are allowed on the patio. We will be back again and will attempt the harder trails nearby!

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Simply the most gorgeous views you'll ever get on a hiking trail. If mountain cliffs dropping into the smashing waves of the Pacific Ocean aren't for you then steer clear of this little piece of paradise. The trails can get a little narrow when passing, but I'm searching for absolutely anything not to like about this spot.

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Very easy hike and decent views of Pacifica. Benches available to sit at scenic spots.

Parking can get full at times but really depends on days you go, weekends will be busy. Can hike down to the beach also for a good walk but be careful of traffic crossing cause you have to cross main road with two way traffic.

Enjoy !!

3 months ago

Absolutely beautiful hike!

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4 months ago

Great hike except for the fact my husband made me trek uphill instead of arpund. Gorgeous view for this flat land Floridian.