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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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I LOVE this trail!!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Joe G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 cliffs, the trail offers spectacular views and varied scenery. One of my top 10 favorite... More 

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Framingham, MA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 to cut across a field (north of the Ritz) where it was really muddy and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful and stunning views of the ocean. The trail is mostly paved, easy to walk or great for a bike ride.

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Hurth, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 the trail starts. Make sure you follow it to the right and do not take... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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