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Address: Half Moon Bay, CA
Phone Number: +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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Wonderful hike

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 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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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

The trail weaved through neighborhoods. Loved the beach access every now and then. And the constant surf was just delightful.

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King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

This trail is varied and is peppered with several beaches along the way, so you can take detours if you like. It extends from near the Mavericks south to and through the Ritz property, but don't let the pretentiousness of the place intimidate you.

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Mill Valley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

We walked on this paved trail for a couple of miles, but it extends for a long way. It's wide enough to be easily used by walkers, runners, and bikers without any problems. There is constant presence of beautiful sand and ocean immediately to one's west: birds, dolphins, sometimes even whales. Great for exercise, relaxation and gorgeous views!

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Half Moon Bay, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016 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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