Looking for a great trail near Half Moon Bay, California? AllTrails has 19 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails in Fort Funston, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Frenchman Creek Park or John L Carter Memorial Park. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 9 easy trails in Half Moon Bay ranging from 1 to 7.6 miles and from 13 to 334 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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Lots of shade. Very quiet with not a lot of hikers. Saw one deer, but otherwise not a lot of activity. It’s a mile or so before the hills start.

hiking
9 days ago

gorgeous cliff hike. combine it with Half Moon Beach Trail for more views and a better walk

gorgeous cliff hike. combine it with Poplar Beach Trail for more views and a better walk

Great views! Make sure and take the bridge by the first beach to stay on the trail. As others say, the trail is paved through a golf course but perfectly pleasant. If you continue round the fence after the official 'stop trail ends' sign another ten minute walk brings you to a wonderful isolated beach down sturdy steps.

This trail is closed September -November 2019. It is closed but you can go to the blocked off end and take another trail called Grabtown Gultch that is moderate- hard. So beautiful in this area, there is a nice creek to your side

Beautiful hike, we felt like we were in Tahoe with the tall trees all around. Pretty much the whole trail is shaded because of the trees too. I would say this trail is moderate-hard, 1/2 of the trail is all uphill the other half is all down hill. So many cute banana slugs you have to be careful not to step on along with horse doodoo. The parking lot only holds about 5 cars (handicap spot available) but there is plenty of street parking, there was around 20 cars when we went last weekend at 11am on a Saturday.

One of the most beautiful trails that I’ve hiked in the bay. The entire trail is shaded well with steady elevation gain. We reached Bald knob at 10 and there was a lot of mist and it was wet for last 1 mile of the trail, the trail is very light trafficked, there’s no peak or summit view in the end but it’s worth it. Lot of banana slugs on the way, be cautious. We saw some deers along the way, if can give more than 5 stars I would’ve gladly given. Highly recommend this trail.

hiking
bugs
no shade
over grown
28 days ago

Beautiful, but oh so many bugs. We had to turn around at mile 2 when it became too much (it still meant a two hour hike though!). Also be mindful coming here on a hot day as very limited coverage.

hiking
1 month ago

No shade, but the weather the many times I have been here has been mild and there’s always that ocean breeze. This is one of my favorite things to do on my yearly trip to this area.

pretty trail, would be good on a hot day as there is good tree cover. Dean trail is blocked off near Milwok picknick area, as is the fire road alternative to get to Chinquapin. So you'd have to hike back to Crystal spring trail, then Summit Spring trail to get back to the parking lot.

hiking
1 month ago

Mostly paved road. Very difficult to find parking

hiking
bugs
no shade
over grown
1 month ago

Great view!! Bugs kinda got to us and our dog overheated, but overall beautiful !!

hiking
1 month ago

This trail was perfect for families. You see plenty of views and wildlife. The portion I went on was paved, which was awesome because I used a double stroller. Everyone on the trail is friendly and the ladies at the Francis Beach visitor center are happy to provide information about the trail and park. Only thing I would change is to have actual clean bathrooms nearby.

Spectacular trail. Well maintained, breathtaking views, good climbs. Lots of shade. Connects to many trail systems. I couldn’t get enough!! Bring a light rain jacket just in case. Also, will be trail closure on purisma from September 15 - November (2019).

Very nice hike. Once you get off of the biking trail that’s when it really gets beautiful. Signs indicate that parts of this trail will be closed from September 15 to November 2019 for bridge maintenance.

Great views! Make sure and take the bridge by the first beach to stay on the trail. As others say, the trail is paved through a golf course but perfectly pleasant. If you continue round the fence after the official 'stop trail ends' sign another ten minute walk brings you to a wonderful isolated beach down sturdy steps.

mountain biking
1 month ago

Fun ride for beach views.

Just a beach! Went during the weekday and had it almost to ourselves. Very pleasant.

hiking
no shade
1 month ago

Great views, pretty private and not heavily trafficked. Minimal elevation and easy walk.

Love this trail. Straight up 4 miles and then straight down. Wide trail. Mostly shade. Very pretty. Bathroom at bottom and top.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful hike with lots of shade! You’ll need to walk along the road to do both trails but the views do not disappoint and you will feel accomplished.

Don’t waste your time

On a sunny Sunday morning, when the parking lots were overflowing at Purissima, I took the lovely drive down Tunitas Creek Road to this trailhead. There’s not much parking, but not much needed. I hardly saw anyone else on the hike. Even the mountain bikers were polite — they called out to me how many more we’re coming and wished me a good day. That’s a first. Beautiful, mostly shady trail through second growth redwood. Several creeks on the way, flowing even in mid August. It’s pretty steep down and up, but the setting is worth it. This is a wonderful, secluded hike.

great trail with lots of shades

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