Pillar Point Bluff Trail

EASY 11 reviews

Pillar Point Bluff Trail is a 1.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Moss Beach, California. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
173 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

beach

hiking
1 month ago

This is a really great walk, especially this time of year when wildflowers (Paintbrush, Lupine, Sticky Monkey, multi colored Yarrows) and non-natives (Radish, mustard, chilean lotus) are in bloom. Views are great. The trail section getting up to the bluff from parking is easy for most but challenging for people with knee or limited mobility issues, especially coming back down. Trekking poles helpful for them or recommend starting your hike from the harbor parking access instead (Jean Lauer Trail) as its a more wide and gentle grade. We often extend our walk through the neighborhood and into Fitzgerald Marine Preserve via the old road along the coast and its a roller coaster that demonstrates well why some bluff edges should be avoided.

walking
5 months ago

Beautiful hike. Well marked & maintained. Views are exceptional. Easy, short hike.

hiking
10 months ago

Good views, wide trails. A few spots to traverse down to the ocean. Lots of trail cutoffs and extensions for longer/shorter hikes. Saw one garter snake. I hiked it but did see some bikes, many runners, and dogs.

hiking
Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Incredible views of one of the greatest big wave spots on the planet, Mavericks. My dog love this trail and knew every turn. It is much better to park on Airport and avoid the crowd. I miss living in HMB...

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trail running
8 months ago

hiking
Wednesday, August 09, 2017