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Pillar Point Bluff Trail

EASY 41 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

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8 months ago

This was a very nice, easy hike with great views of the ocean! We did it on a rainy day. Our hike was hosted by POST (Peninsula Open Space Trust) and our hike leader, Craig, shared lots of interesting information about the area!

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Thu Jun 21 2018

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.

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Sun Feb 18 2018

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

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Sat Oct 07 2017

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.

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Tue Oct 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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recorded Pillar Point Bluff Trail

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