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Half Moon Bay Coastside Trail

Half Moon Bay, CA
+1 650-726-8297
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Nice bike ride along the beach

I tooke the beach coastal trail from Kelly street in Half Moon Bay all the way to the Ritz-Carlton... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2017
lafayette, ca
A walk along the bay

My spouse and I love to hike and love to walk cities. This walk would be a five if it weren't... read more

Reviewed 30 March 2017
San Francisco, California
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Easy and scenic hiking trail along the Pacific coast that measures six miles round trip.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Reviewed 8 April 2017

I tooke the beach coastal trail from Kelly street in Half Moon Bay all the way to the Ritz-Carlton hotel. It starts with an easy ride on paved surface and gradually increases in difficulty with a medium difficulty unpaved trail that meanders through the marshes....More

Thank mdikov
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

My spouse and I love to hike and love to walk cities. This walk would be a five if it weren't shared with bikers who are sometimes rude (thankyou to the majority of kind and polite bicyclists!) it can make for an unrelaxed walk when...More

1  Thank GreenQueenColleen
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

I love the scenery. I'm not sure if we were actually on the right path but it was still beautiful. We walked through a trail full of beautiful houses by the beach. The beach is pet friendly.

Thank danie K
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Every time I wind up in Half Moon Bay on business, one of the things I look forward to the most is being able to run along this trail. As a trail, it is diverse. Cutting along roads, through neighborhoods, amongst dunes, and along beautiful...More

2  Thank Joe G
Reviewed 7 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...More

1  Thank Beachbaby62
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.

Thank Betty L
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...More

2  Thank SimsalabimTim
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.

Thank Lucas M
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.

Thank pslbethesda
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...More

1  Thank cleerema
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Julie S
Can you ride bikes on this trail? or is it only for walking?
1 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
Do you need to pay to access to this trail?
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.
simon m
Can I access this trail from westin hotel? Heard there is a trail system behind hotel.looking to use some of the 7 hour layover at sfo airport and go explore sone of sanfran on running trails.
2 December 2015|
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Response from yvonnebutterfly | Reviewed this property |
You have great ideas already....sorry our trail is on the other side. Safe travels:)