Hazard Reef Trail is a 1.4 kilometer 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.

Distance: 1.4 km Elevation Gain: 40 m Route Type: Loop

kid friendly

hiking

horseback riding

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

beach

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

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

hiking
off trail
2 months ago

hiking
off trail
2 months ago

amazing views but the GPS is way off for the actual trail. takes you up very steep mountain through sand trail. not always a visible path, you have to just guess

hiking
3 months ago

Very easy. Basically a walkway to the beach, which is gorgeous. There are beat rock formations. There are some hills you can walk up as well, but probably not part of the actual trail.

hiking
no shade
3 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

Loved this trail! Amazing bluff right above the water. Can also hike down and enjoy the beach.

hiking
Sun Mar 31 2019

Not really a hike. But girls loved the tide pools. End of the ‘trail’ is sandy beach:- )

walking
Mon Mar 18 2019

Awesome little trail out to some amazing tidepools. Great, easy trail for kids. Climbing up the dunes can be difficult, so instead of the loop, just come back the way you came.

hiking
muddy
washed out
Sat Feb 09 2019

Sun Sep 23 2018

Gorgeous and quick! Must do trail

Sun Oct 29 2017

Great trail and awesome view!

hiking
Sat Sep 30 2017

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

Sat Aug 05 2017

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

Mon Jul 31 2017

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

Mon Jul 24 2017

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!

Mon Jun 26 2017

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

hiking
Tue Jun 06 2017

Great hike with a nice view.

hiking
Sat Dec 17 2016

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!

hiking
Wed Jul 20 2016

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

hiking
Tue Jun 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

Sat Jul 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.

walking
Thu Jul 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.

hiking
Mon Aug 13 2012

Nice little trail to the ocean. If your looking for a short trip for some non hiker enthusiast, this is it. Nice tide pools if you make it at low tide. Watch out for poison oak.

hiking
Fri Jul 20 2012

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hiking
Fri Jul 20 2012

Easy trail down to a gorgeous isolated reef. Be sure to go at low tide, the tidal pools are a delight

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7 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

recorded Hazard Reef Trail

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3 months ago

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