Hazard Reef Trail

EASY 23 reviews
#4 of 20 trails in

Hazard Reef Trail is a 1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Los Osos, 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. Horses are also able to use this trail.

1.0 miles
131 feet

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running


horseback riding



wild flowers


no dogs

An easy out and back trail down to an isolated reef area known for its tidal pools.

19 days ago

For beginner level this is a good challenging walk. beautiful views as we walk along the rocks and beach area.

1 month ago

2 months ago

2 months ago

Nice and easy walk down, lush vegetation in the creek. The kids greatly enjoyed watching all the sea creatures in the tide pools. We tried to climb up the path as suggested by the trail map, but the slope was too steep and the sand too deep, so we finally came back through the creek path

2 months ago

Absolutely gorgeous once you get out here. The trail gets narrow and is overgrown in some spots

2 months ago

It was an easy walk out to the water but the path is narrow in spots and overgrown. The southern side of the beach is full of washed up kelp (smells like rotten eggs) but we absolutely loved the tide pools towards the north side. Beautiful rock formations!

2 months ago

3 months ago

Great walk to the beach. Love the rocks. The kids loved the tide pool areas and running up and down the dunes.

4 months ago

Great hike with a nice view.

6 months ago

10 months ago

Absolutely stunning views.... would say it's more of a walk than a hike but would recommend 100%!!!!
There's also tide pools and those are pretty awesome as well!

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Fun. Fairly easy with a great view at the beach. Definitely will go again.

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Made the mistake of going left in the parking lot. The Hazard Reef Trail is to the right. Much easier and less treacherous compared to the Dune trail. Saw many tidepools in Hazard Cove. Beautiful at low tide. Bring pool walking shoes and a walking pole for safety

Sunday, June 05, 2016

Saturday, November 08, 2014

Saturday, July 19, 2014

We enjoyed this trail. It's more of a walk than a hike, but great tide pools and beach at the end... The start is no clearly marked, but when you pull in, the start is on the right.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Hit a low tide and the tide pools are amazing! Also some beautiful forests (Sycamore I think) on the way there. The rock formations on the beach are the closest to Westin Beach in Carmel that I've seen and been accessible. Nice and easy with a good payoff at the end.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Sunday, January 12, 2014