Looking for a great trail near Half Moon Bay, California? AllTrails has 20 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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It was too muddy but beautiful!

So much dog poop on the trail, and even in the beach. Yuck.

hiking
no shade
10 days ago

No shade but the weather is cool and foggy. Come early for parking or park at the street side.
Beach is scenic from the cliff. I didn’t go down to the beach.
Trail after the beach is not so exciting. Got lucky to see a rabbit on the trail though.

hiking
no shade
11 days ago

Nice steep hike with great ocean views. The only bummer was the end as there’s no view or lookout, just a locked fence on an asphalt road. I’ll be back but next time will try a different route as there seems like a couple routes up here.

This trail is gorgeous year round and particularly in the spring when wildflowers are in bloom. Several parts of the trail were muddy today (April 7) but easily passable with hiking shoes (boots are even better).

I did the trail on a weekday around 1pm and didn’t see a single person (though I did count 287 banana slugs!). Very peaceful and a lot of water in the creek after our recent rains. A bit muddy but nothing crazy.

hiking
22 days ago

Easy trail for everyone of all ages. However, the trail was closed in the week day and open only during the weekends and holidays. We did see two groups of people on the closed trail. There were lots of flowers to be admire in the first days of Spring. We saw a couple of rabbits too. Overall, it’s a nice easy hike for everyone. Might need a hat when there is full sun. There isn’t much trees for shade.

hiking
no shade
23 days ago

Mostly paved, easy trail. Good views.

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

hiking
muddy
scramble
1 month ago

Easy shaded hike that does get muddy at several sections

Pretty and shaded, but like other reviewers have mentioned there's really not "views" like I would have expected from the tag. Lots of trees and ferns.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike. The listed address in AllTrails' directions is not quite right (or at least not when entered in my GPS). Try 296 Coral Reef Avenue instead to find the parking area.

hiking
1 month ago

Super easy trail for a nice out and back. It wasn’t too crowded or heavily trafficked even though it was a Saturday afternoon during one of the first nice weekends in awhile. Views were gorgeous, trail was in pretty good condition, just a couple muddy spots that seemed to be still drying out-please stay on the trail even if you encounter mud!

Started towards the left so the unshaded portion was first and ended hiking along the creek. Good enough trail but the hike along the busy road is way too long. There’s also not a ton of space on the side so you have to walk in the actual road at points and look out for cars.

The hardest part of this trail is finding the entrance! There is a "no entry" sign (meant for cars) and then there are metal barriers where the trail head starts, both presumably due to the Navel Station equipment there. Parking was tight, lots of folks waiting for people to leave. Hints to find a place to start: If you park in the lot with the port-a-pottys, walk back to the road, turn left and go past the yellow barriers (in front of a service road). If you walk past this service road about 10-20 feet, you will see a foot path (not marked well). I started there and it was a great uphill climb. you can also step over the fence/gate and walk up the service road for a few other entry paths that are more worn. Heed the cautions about the cliffs, the ground can be fragile, so stay behind any warning posts! And if If you look hard you will see seals and sea lions waaaaaaaaaaaaay below you!

hiking
no shade
1 month ago

hiking
muddy
no shade
1 month ago

It’s the rainy season right now in the Bay Area and so the trial was a bit muddy and there was no shade which is fine because I prefer the weather to be colder than hotter when trails have no shade. It’s an easy trail with very, very slight elevation. The view is beautiful but it was a bit cloudy when I went. Perhaps this trail wound be nice during the spring time when it isn’t so muddy or too hot like how it can get late summer and early Fall in the Bay Area. I like this trail but if you’re from out of town, I’d visit other trails instead as it isn’t a trail I’m very awestruck about.

Not bad for a west coast trail. Lots of switchbacks with a lot of switchbacks and steep descents and ascents. Very crowded and loud. If you’re looking for a quite hike, this isn’t it. Trails are well maintained and looks like a good place for four legged hikers.

hiking
1 month ago

Great strolling trail

Did this trail but started at Skyline, down first part of harkins ridge trail, to craig britton, parisma creek and up harkins ridge. Ended up being around 10 miles and 2100 elevation. Beautiful hike but do not recommend doing it in the order I did as going up Harkins Ridge is extremely steep and your back is turned to the views. I think Whittemore Gulch would be a better route or go down harkins ridge and up craig britton.

The trail starts up a fire road with “no trespassing” signs. We had to hop over a gate to get to the trail. Other than that, the actual trail was great for an easy stroll along the cliffs. The trail has collapsed in some places close to the edge, but warning signs have been put up. You can climb down to the beach at the start of the trail along a steep path.

Awesome hike! Nice portion has a lustrous stream that runs parallel. Mild uphill, nothing too crazy

hiking
2 months ago

From what I understand this is only open on the weekends and holidays. I got here super early and had the trails mostly to myself. Beautiful coastal views, saw sea lions out in the rocks in the water. Not too tough at all - quite leisurely, actually. Carved out enough time to enjoy myself and stop and take in the scenery. Would love to go again!

Awesome hike. Beautiful scenery. Some hills but nothing crazy. Was a bit muddy.

Easy hike. Nothing technical. Beautiful beautiful forest. Perfect colors right after the rain.

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