Pirate's Cove

MODERATE 43 reviews

Pirate's Cove is a 3.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Muir Beach, California that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
820 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

beach

views

7 days ago

Nice trail: strep up for the first half mile & then gently and finally steeply down. Fine for our medium size dog. Nice little beach. Great views!

hiking
1 month ago

We loved it! Nice and isolated place for your dogs to have fun swimming and gorgeous views. Definitely quite the climb down to the cove though, the rest of the trail is moderate but that climb down I would say is hard. Doable, but not for everyone in the family!

1 month ago

Great way to take in the magnificent coastal scenery while getting some good exercise. Beware the final descent into Pirates Cove is steep and more of a series of rough gullies than a trail. Plenty of flowers and birds to enjoy along the way. Marred only by the occasional idiot returning from the beach with his boom box on full blast.

2 months ago

Parking is a moderately difficult when the weather is nice, but great trail. Beautiful views and even though the rocks at the end are a little challenging the beach is a great reward.

hiking
3 months ago

- My 7 and 10 years old kids enjoyed this hike, especially the adventurous rocky descent to pirate cove beach and climbing back up! This is what makes this trail fun and unique!
- Perfect distance (1.8 miles, from Muir beach) to Pirate cove for a morning snack, then back to Muir beach for a picnic lunch! (3.6 miles total)
- We took the flight of stairs, as a shortcut from Muir beach to the coastal trail and down to Muir beach, on the way back.
- Beautiful scenic views, saw two bunnies, and a snake!

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Going down to the cove at the end is a bit challenging with the rocks, but it’s well worth it at the end

hiking
5 months ago

Pretty nice hike, nice views, especially at sunset

hiking
7 months ago

Spectacular views very nice 1.5 hour hike
Lots of going up and down good trails

hiking
11 months ago

The views going down are nice if the day isn't foggy and the beach area can be quite secluded if you go during the week. The trail gets a little rougher as you get closer to the bottom.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Timing is everything. Make sure you beat the crowds.

Sunday, July 09, 2017

Awesome trail system in this area. I watched some whales from the Vista near this cove. found some old military bunkers up the hill. really cool area!

hiking
21 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

recorded pirates cove

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

scenic driving
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

recorded pirates cove

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

recorded pirates cove

hiking
7 months ago

recorded Muir beach to Pirate’s Cove

hiking
7 months ago

Load More