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Half Moon Bay Coastside Trail

Half Moon Bay, CA
+1 650-726-8297
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Loved it!

We parked at the Ritz for free and walked south on the trail. Gorgeous views and nice to see the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Anne689
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Livermore, California
via mobile
Great walk along Pacific

It does not matter where you pick up the trail, it is all beautiful & easy. Do park for free in... read more

Reviewed May 2, 2018
callucan
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Roseville, California
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Easy and scenic hiking trail along the Pacific coast that measures six miles round trip.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“bike ride” (10 reviews)
“golf course” (16 reviews)
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Half Moon Bay, CA
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+1 650-726-8297
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"the ritz carlton"
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"bike ride"
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"golf course"
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"paved surface"
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"valet parking"
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"beautiful walk"
in 7 reviews
"coastal access"
in 4 reviews
"pillar point"
in 7 reviews
"moss beach"
in 3 reviews
"south end"
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"beautiful ocean"
in 4 reviews
"long walk"
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"the cliff"
in 4 reviews
"miles"
in 27 reviews
"bikes"
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"bridge"
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"parts"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We parked at the Ritz for free and walked south on the trail. Gorgeous views and nice to see the Ritz. Huge plus were the stairs that led down to a nice beach. Too bad we only had abs hour to walk.

Thank Anne689
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Reviewed May 2, 2018 via mobile

It does not matter where you pick up the trail, it is all beautiful & easy. Do park for free in the Ritz Carlton's garage. They are required by the CA. Coastal Commission to provide free spaces.

2  Thank callucan
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Reviewed April 29, 2018

This is a well known secret on the coast. Located between Hwy 1 and Miramar beach, it runs along the coastline bluffs over to Surfers beach. Most of the path is planked, paved or hard packed soil. Bikes ok. Bring doggie baggies. The path is...More

2  Thank sagecoach1
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Reviewed April 29, 2018

This walk is a coastside treasure. You can walk for miles on a well paved trail, or drift on and off it on the beach. There are ample opportunities to use clean and well patroled bathroom areas as well, so go ahead and stay hydrated....More

Thank champangedreamz
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Reviewed April 26, 2018

I did the 6.7mile hike between Pillar Point to Ritz Carlton using the coastal trail in about 2.5hours, stopping to enjoy the picturesque views of the cliffs and seacapes along the way. It’s an easy trail mostly on asphalt. The trail is clearly marked except...More

1  Thank RubinaGan
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Reviewed April 11, 2018

Rent mountain bikes pick a sunny day and go! Great trails well marked lots of picture perfect spots.

Thank Ricktraveler102
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Reviewed April 8, 2018

This is a hidden gem. It has many picturesque viewpoints. It is an easy trail that would be fine for most anyone. It is worth a stroll!

Thank mbhill62
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Reviewed March 23, 2018

My husband and I have been walking this trail many times in many years - this is special, because we are visitors from Europe. The view and all the (wild)flowers, the beach, the ocean, it is all so beautiful. But what we like most is...More

5  Thank Edith-Zaicsek
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Reviewed March 22, 2018

We had walked Pescadero beach and met someone who recommended this Half Moon Bay coastal trail. We can now certainly recommend it. We parked in the Ritz Carlton hotel car park where they have designated "Coastal Access" parking in their garage. You just need to...More

Thank Sarah B
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Reviewed March 17, 2018

The trail through Half Moon Bay is a great way to spend time relaxing. There are plenty of bathrooms along the trail. The trail is wide and you will see people, but it's never busy. There is also a horse place near it, so you...More

2  Thank Xmaslvn
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July 23, 2017|
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Response from TW719 | Reviewed this property |
Yes! Dogs are allowed on the trail, on the beach, everywhere we went!
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Julie S
September 1, 2016|
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Response from 723rudyg | Reviewed this property |
you can do both but the trail we traveled only went 1 mile
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dzoara f
July 24, 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.
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