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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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Refreshing walk by the ocean

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... read more

Reviewed 18 January 2017
Lucas M
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Reviewed 18 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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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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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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86 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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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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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Thank Harini B
Sonoma, California
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Reviewed 19 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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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Reviewed 15 October 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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Reviewed 13 October 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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Reviewed 4 October 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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