Pacifica Beaches - San Mateo Beaches and Coastal Trail

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Pacifica Beaches - San Mateo Beaches and Coastal Trail is a 3.6 mile out and back trail located near Pacifica, California and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

3.6 miles
377 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly



trail running



Walk along the beautiful Pacifica beach and if you are feeling adventures venture up the Coastal trail towards Sweeny Ridge for even better coastal views.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Beautiful hike by the ocean with a ton of purple and yellow flowers in bloom all over. Second half of hike is through a neighborhood so we just ended it early. Watch out for a really steep downhill section. It was cloudy when we went so it was fine but this trail is completely exposed so no shade.

Thursday, May 04, 2017

Best hike in the Bay Area so far.

Monday, January 09, 2017

Pretty good hike. Better trail signs would be nice. Views are amazing at sunset.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

I was surprised how fun the hike was. I never hiked it before, and seeing it was 5 min away from where I live, thought I'd try it. A lot of people brought their dogs too.

Monday, August 03, 2015

awesome views, can range from easy walk to difficult hike depending on desire

Monday, July 08, 2013

Great little hike. It's nice to park at Sharp Park Beach and run south along the beach and up into the trails on the hill. Once in the trails look back at the big cape to see where Harold drove his Jaguar off the cliff in the movie Harold and Maude. Depending on what trails you take, an out and back should be about 3 miles.

trail running
Sunday, April 07, 2013

Cold mostly year round. Bring a jacket and shoes with good tread. Is wet and foggy.

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