Hazelnut Trail

MODERATE 44 reviews

Hazelnut Trail is a 4.6 mile loop trail located near Pacifica, California that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
4.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
892 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

no dogs

The Hazelnut is a loop trail option that offers great views. The trail has multiple switchbacks and can be steep in sections. Connect with the Weiler Ranch trail to complete this circuit

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12 days ago

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1 month ago

This is a moderate trail that goes on a gentle incline mostly for 2 mi, then downhill switchbacks for 1.7 mi (starting from nature trail entrance). Then it meets up with Weiler Ranch Rd trail and it's a flat .75 mi or so back. There is a section of lush eucalyptus forest that's pretty cool. I like it because on a weekday, you'll rarely run into anyone. I've hiked this after work many times and haven't passed a single soul. So if you like solitude you'll get it (less so on weekends).

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1 month ago

I enjoyed this route clockwise even though I intended to go counter based on others comments. It was more crowded than I had hoped/expected based on others reviewers...but it was a sunny Sunday midday and pleasant anyway. I would definitely do this again for another short two hour hike.

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2 months ago

Loved this hike. Nice and easy overall. Early parts are a bit steep for beginners. Took a few hours, peaceful, not many people on the Sunday we went. Parking costs $ and is cash only.

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

Counter clockwise route offers gentle grade with fewer switchbacks. Intermittent shade for the climb. Gets cool breezes from the beach on a hot day. Great visitors center too!

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3 months ago

This is an absolutely lovely trail. highly recommend it. loved that there are barely any people on the trail.

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4 months ago

Hiked the summit on a hot day. Despite the heat, the trail offered beautiful verdant views. The trail on the way down offered a labyrinthine layout with tall hedges along the path. Great hike!

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