Hazelnut Trail

MODERATE 36 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

hiking
3 days ago

hiking
5 days 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.

hiking
6 days ago

hiking
15 days 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!

hiking
19 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

1 month ago

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

2 months ago

2 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!

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

I really liked the hike! I was surprised by the number of wildflowers, the views were nice from the mountain, and there were benches along the way. I like tree-lined hikes like this one and the fog made the forest look more interesting somehow.

trail running
3 months ago

4 months ago

4 months ago

6$ parking fee for cars, cash only on off hours. Trailhead is to the left of the visitor center.

Saw multiple banana slugs, California quails, and rabbits.

View is decent, you can't see too too far from the top.

Very lightly trafficed and very well maintained.

5 months ago

5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago