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Half Moon Bay Coastside Trail

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Address: Half Moon Bay, CA
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+1 650-726-8297
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Easy and scenic hiking trail along the Pacific coast that measures six...

Easy and scenic hiking trail along the Pacific coast that measures six miles round trip.

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Great views but a little muddy right now!

The coastside trail is beautiful running along the Half Moon bay coastline. Most of it is on the bluff but there are places where you can access the beach. For the most part it... read more

Reviewed 8 February 2017
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Framingham, MA
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Framingham, MA
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Reviewed 8 February 2017

The coastside trail is beautiful running along the Half Moon bay coastline. Most of it is on the bluff but there are places where you can access the beach. For the most part it is paved but there are a few places that you need to cut across a field (north of the Ritz) where it was really muddy and... More 

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Reviewed 31 January 2017

Beautiful and stunning views of the ocean. The trail is mostly paved, easy to walk or great for a bike ride.

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Thank Betty L
Hurth, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

In search for a running track from the Half Moon Bay Lodge we found this trail. Leave the lodge and make two right turns. There is no shoulder at first, but the street has little traffic. Then you arrive at a small parking lot, where the trail starts. Make sure you follow it to the right and do not take... More 

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2 Thank SimsalabimTim
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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Nice trail that winds along the coast with stunning views of the ocean, cliffs, beaches and the golf course. My favorite part was to the north of the Ritz Carlton, where you get to walk in more raw nature and not on paved paths.

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Thank Lucas M
Bethesda, Maryland
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

Nice walk on the beach before a long flight home. Half Moon Bay serves as a great alternative to airport hotels. only 35 mintues to airport when there is no traffic.

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Thank pslbethesda
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Reviewed 27 November 2016

The Half Moon Bay Coastside Trail is a wonderful place to hike for all skill-levels. The trail runs along the Pacific Ocean in Half Moon Bay. Some portions are paved, and some are regular gravel/dirt trail. The views are spectacular, and there are many places to get down and walk on the beach.

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1 Thank cleerema
California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

This is such a nice coastside trail. It never feels overcrowded and is well-maintained with access to restrooms along the trail.

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Thank ihavetwins
Colorado
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Reviewed 30 October 2016

This trail is very pretty and provides some great views. It's nice for walking or biking. Just beware of the bikers who are a little crazy and seem to be training on this well-travelled trail.

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1 Thank MJCOHR
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

We stayed in the "Beach house hotel" which is near to this 7 mile trail. It is excellent trail to walking, running and biking. The rental bike and kayaking is next to the Beach house hotel. It is good that all these things are walkable and nearby. You can encounter lots of people surfing along this trail.

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Sonoma, California
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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Wonderful walk on paved section in any weather. Little known free parking at Ritz in it's parking structure. Look for coastal access signs and don't go up hill to front entrance valet parking. After parking walk up hill on left side of hotel. Walk south on paved section through golf course for outstanding coast views. Goes about 1 1/2 miles... More 

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