Muddy Hollow - Coastal Trail is a 4.7 mile loop trail located near Inverness, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
4.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
229 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wildlife

no dogs

Explore Muddy Hollow all the way down the drainage to the Limantour Beach. Take the Muddy Hollow Trail.

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1 month ago

Sunday late am - early pm. Hiked the loop counter-clockwise. Note short stretch of unpaved road to trailhead. After brief stretch of gravel access road at beginning of hike, the western leg becomes a lovely path through the woods, gently undulating, some shade/some sun. Encountered deer and quail, few people. No shade as you approach the ocean. Toilets at Limantour parking lots. Walked along beach on southern leg then cut up to Coast Trail (look for lone tree at low spot in the dune). Eastern leg of loop is mostly gravel road with one short shady stretch; lovely scenery but more exposed and can be hot. I will probably do out-and-back on Muddy Hollow trail next time. Enjoyed the variety (woods, wetlands, beach) on this easy walk.

1 month ago

Moderate and flat trail ends at a beach and great for a picnic. Beautiful scenery lots of tule elk and wildflowers! This is my favorite trail I’ve ever done!

3 months ago

Nice, easy hike with a pleasant walk along the beach. At some point you turn left off the beach and get to a gravel road that will take you back. The gravel road is not as nice to hike on so one may consider doing a point and back rather than the full loop. We had pleasant temperatures with nice ocean breezes that kept us cool.

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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Beautiful easy hike. Great too walk on the beach for a little over a mile. Not steep very gradual inclines.

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

We made it to the water in about 90 minutes. Nice short hike. Windy, but worth the walk on the beach.

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