San Simeon Bay Trail

MODERATE 42 reviews

San Simeon Bay Trail is a 4.3 mile out and back trail located near San Simeon, California that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
367 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

beach

views

wild flowers

hiking
2 days ago

11 days ago

Beautiful hike, about half was in the trees with peekaboo views of the ocean. The trail had several tree lined picturesque views. It was relatively flat except for the areas where you had to walk through the sand. Pet owners were disappointing when they had their dogs unleashed and not under voice control.
We would recommend walking to the end of the trail as there are more beautiful beach and ocean vistas to see. It was a comfortable walk of about 1hour 45 minutes with stops for pictures and water.

hiking
17 days ago

Beautiful trail, took my family and had a blast, good enough to get in a work out but easy enough for my kids to keep up. The views are amazing and the little beach at the end is a nice relaxing spot, water is clear and sand is beautiful. Highly recommend it.

hiking
17 days ago

Awesome trail! Fun for all ages! Took my 4 year old, 8 year old, and 11 year old and they loved it! Went along with my husband, my brother in law, my brother and sister as well. It was not difficult, we went through some paths that required extra caution but avoiding those areas makes it a very easy trail. It's long enough to get good steps in and the views are amazing!

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2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful landscape with few people on the trail. Elephant seals were hanging out at the coffee at the end and even a deer was chilling on the bluffs.

Did it barefoot and it was quite enjoyable for the most part. A lot of thistles and poison ivy on the beginning and a few red and colonies hear the end, but a very nice walk nonetheless.

walking
3 months ago

This was a great way to spend a a few hours. The beginning of this trail is a little bit difficult to find but when you find it the reward is amazing. There is a sense of peace and serenity as you walk this beautiful trail. There is a feeling of being in the deep forest yet you look to the left and see the crystal blue ocean. I highly recommend this unforgettable hike to anyone that has forgotten how beautiful California is. Great family hike.

3 months ago

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3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Great hike ... lots of great views and it's a very easy for all skill levels. Best part we got to see lots of elephant seal at the end of the trail..

4 months ago

5 months ago

There is no official name for this hike whatsoever..... I only found it because a local directed me to it. Otherwise you park, see no signs and are confused. When you find it, however, it's amazingly beautiful!! Like no hike I've ever been on!!

hiking
6 months ago

Great views. Easy for first timers.

6 months ago

great trail, kind of hard at start in locating start of trail. best to park by the pier.

hiking
6 months ago

Beautiful hike! Great views of wildlife.

6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago