San Simeon Bay Trail

MODERATE 38 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
6 days ago

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11 days ago

hiking
19 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month 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
1 month 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.

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 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..

3 months ago

3 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
4 months ago

Great views. Easy for first timers.

5 months ago

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

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful hike! Great views of wildlife.

5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Wish we could have done this hike. Rain the past few days. Couldn't cross the river of water in the beach near the parking lot.

8 months ago

Gorgeous

8 months ago

Great easy hike. Dog friendly and beautiful views.