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Half Moon Bay Coastside Trail

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Address: Half Moon Bay, CA
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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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Good to Walk on and Beautiful Views

The Cowell-Purissima portion of the trail is a great 6-7 mile walk (round trip). We walk it every weekend when it's open. We tend to park one car in the Cowell parking lot and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
HappyInTheFog
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Half Moon Bay, California
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Half Moon Bay, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Cowell-Purissima portion of the trail is a great 6-7 mile walk (round trip). We walk it every weekend when it's open. We tend to park one car in the Cowell parking lot and the other in the Purissima and go only one way with the kids. You can see so much wild life - seals, birds, whales. It's so... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hotel room was small with double beds. It was clean and had refrigerator, microwave, and large tv. We stayed 3 nights. Long walk to beach. A couple restaurants close to walk. Saturday night lots of sirens and highway was noisy. Air conditioning blew right on one person on bed, had to cover part of it with pillow. Affordable.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in a the Comfort Inn at Half Moon Bay and used this trail for our morning run each day. It's well-maintained and paved with wonderful views. We really enjoyed using it. There are also some informational signs about the landscape and wildlife you may see.

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1 Thank Sam A
Lodi, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stay at Pillar Point RV park and this is a beautiful trail to jog on. It runs coastside, through natural habitats, across creeks. Mostly level and straight and I feel safe.

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1 Thank leslieleblanc
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great trail for the middle of the road kind of hiker. It's not overly difficult but if you choose to scamper down one of the sides of the 'cliffs' (there are some areas that you can because they gradually get to the beach) it is a bit of a work out getting back up. The coastal views... More 

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2 Thank Lucy G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great trail ride to the very end of the trail at the point. the trail along the bluffs was spectacular and then moving down through the harbor area was very nice. We stopped for a bite and drink at one of the local places right along the ocean and this capped off a awesome experience. The trail... More 

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Woodinville, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great views of the coast. Sensory delight for all of you nature lovers. The trail winds along the ocean and through the woods. Bring your camera.

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eagle river, AK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Again the best way to get away from the car and see what is at the end of the trail. No expectations brought an inner peace that only a place like this can give.

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1 Thank geezluiz
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed the trail, its a great outing for the day especially if your lucky and dont get to much fog. A lot of birds and other animals, we we're lucky to se a whale 🐳🙏

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Sunnyvale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We needed a little day escape from the bustle and HMB is a close jaunt for us. We walked on the coastal path and ot was stunning. The bluff was beautiful and the white sand and blue water was inviting. The flora and fauna is spectacular and so diverse. The air just smells wonderful! Battery charged!

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