Hazard Reef Trail

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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



horseback riding

nature trips

trail running




wild flowers


no dogs

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

3 months ago

Great trail and awesome view!

4 months ago

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

6 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

6 months ago

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

6 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!

7 months ago

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

8 months ago

Great hike with a nice view.

Saturday, December 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!

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

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.

Monday, August 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.

Friday, July 20, 2012

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Friday, July 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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