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Half Moon Bay Coastside Trail

Half Moon Bay, CA
+1 650-726-8297
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Beautiful spot for a morning run!

Nice and flat and unbeatable views. This six mile course takes you from Half Moon Bay out to... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Lisa d
Sunnyvale, California
Avoid fog

Always check weather before going to hmb When no fog go hiking the coastal trail and do lunch at... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nevada City
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Easy and scenic hiking trail along the Pacific coast that measures six miles round trip.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“bike ride” (11 reviews)
“golf course” (15 reviews)
Half Moon Bay, CA
+1 650-726-8297
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Nice and flat and unbeatable views. This six mile course takes you from Half Moon Bay out to Princeton by the Sea. Plenty of places to grab coffee or a treat at either end of the run.

Thank Lisa d
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always check weather before going to hmb When no fog go hiking the coastal trail and do lunch at pasta moon.

Thank RobbNevadaCity
Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything in Half Moon Bay is pretty Awesome. Its hard to write about a place you love because I am kind of torn. I love it and don't want it to get much more crowded. This trail is just another free activity that lets you...More

Thank Kelsdog
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great place, especially during early evening, walk through the fields to the pavements and onto the beach for a perfect sunset. Amazing people and atmosphere, super friendly and welcoming, don't miss it if you're in the neighborhood.

Thank Jamieclarks
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

We walked this trail for about 7 miles, it has great views of the coastline and easy to walk. Bring water with you as there is nowhere to buy any drinks if it's hot.

Thank Deano1957
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Long areas of coastal view are lovely and often isolated during the week. Have seen migrating whales here and a large variety of shore birds.

2  Thank Diana D
Reviewed 3 September 2017

We started out "trek" at the Ritz Carlton and walked along the golf course. When we got to the end of the paved section, we saw that there was a little dirt path, so we decided to follow it. It took us right along the...More

Thank Ralph R
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Beautiful paved walk along the ocean with beach access. Part of it goes by one of the Ritz Carlton golf courses. Mildly hilly in parts, but very scenic.

Thank Sherry S
Reviewed 22 August 2017

My parents, daughter and I started out our daytrip at the bike rental on Johnson Pier (decorated with kayaks) and had a great time! After returning the bike we had coffee (and link ice cream for my daughter) at a cute cafe nearby (started with...More

1  Thank LeeyaEngel
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Much of where we walk on this trail, from the harbor to Poplar Beach is about six miles, and all of it is paved and flat. It runs close to the water, but at some points, as the trail goes a little more inland, the...More

2  Thank amomangiare2016
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Questions & Answers
24 July 2017|
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Response from TW719 | Reviewed this property |
Yes! Dogs are allowed on the trail, on the beach, everywhere we went!
Julie S
2 September 2016|
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Response from 723rudyg | Reviewed this property |
you can do both but the trail we traveled only went 1 mile
dzoara f
24 July 2016|
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Response from Patricia B | Reviewed this property |
There is no need pay. You can just find a place to park and hike. We chose to park at Francis Beach and walk to the Ritz Carlton. There was a small fee to park at the beach.