Half Moon Bay Coastal Trail is a 3.5 mile heavily 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 is primarily used for hiking, walking, and running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length3.5 miElevation gain213 ftRoute typeOut & back
Dogs on leashWheelchair friendlyKid friendlyStroller friendlyHikingWalkingRunningBeachPartially pavedViewsWildlife
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Great views of the Pacific coastline. This trail is partially paved and goes through a golf course, the Ritz Carlton Hotel, and Manhattan Beach. Accessibility: The trail surface is partially paved and partially dirt. The paved sections are typically at least five feet wide and wheelchair and stroller friendly, although there are some steep sections at about 0.3 miles and 1.3 miles where the grade is moderately steep (up to 8%). The estimated grade for the majority it mostly gentle (under 5%). Wheelchair/mobility equipment or stroller users may need assistance at the steep sections. Beaches may only be accessible by stairs.

There are restrooms about half a mile along the trail.

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Kelly Green
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Hiking

Very chill hike where we went from foggy and overcast to sunny and sparkling. The ground is a bit worn, so you’ve got to watch your step. But lovely views and such diversity.

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Lanny Chen
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Hiking

View is beautiful

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Mukul Dhankhar
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Hiking
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Nathan Martinez
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Alice Choe
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Wei Wang
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Alisha M
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HikingGreat!Private property

A bit odd to go through the golf course. But great views and easy hike

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Kristin Campbell
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Hiking

Hike to ritz for snack and back.

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Jennifer Dawgert Carlin
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Hiking

Views are amazing. But walking thru the golf course is a bummer.

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Frank Hooper
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Virginia Bock
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WalkingPrivate property

Meh. The views are gorgeous, and it's paved so good for wheelchairs and strollers. But because it's through a golf course it was teeming with people. Walkers were masked, golfers were not, in general.

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Michael Tobin
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Hiking

Boujee walk

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John Hamilton
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Beautiful

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Mervin John
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michael tellez
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Anurag Chitnis
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Walking

Trail goes through a golf course, you get a pretty consistent view of ocean on one side. Beach was not crowded. Location is beautiful.

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Erica Evans
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Hiking

Gorgeous sunset views! More of a walk than a hike but absolutely beautiful.

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Nature Explorer
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Jaime Khoo
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Elizabeth Guynn
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WalkingGreat!No shade

Lovely coastal walk! Recommend for a low impact activity!

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Michelle Manriquez
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HikingGreat!

Serenity! Such a soothing trail watching over the ocean.

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Lily Hurtado
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Wei Zhao
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Road biking

Up and down hill, go through the golf course, passing the hotel

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Kristyn Moon
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HikingGreat!

This was not a hike. This was a walking path that took you through the ritz Carlton grounds. Incredibly busy. Would not recommend. There are better hikes out there

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Timothy Matsumoto
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Hiking

It wasn’t too strenuous but unfortunately most of the views were that of the golf course.

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Prasad Mk
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Road bikingGreat!
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Hiking

Nice easy trail unless you wear flip flops

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