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Half Moon Bay Coastal Trail, CA

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Difficulty 0.5 of 5
Distance One Way 5.5 miles
Trailhead Elevation 42 feet
Elevation Gain 30 feet
Accumulated Gain 50 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 5.67
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4  2014-03-16 Booneman
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Preferred   Aug, Sep, Oct, Jul
Sun  5:13am - 7:19pm
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This one-way route is from the parking area at Half Moon Bay State Park to Pillar Point.

All along the trail, paths lead to some of the best sandy State Beaches with numerous trailhead options, bathrooms and water stops. This area is great for running, walking, biking, beach lounging, horseback riding, camping, fishing, shopping, restaurants and more. For a true escape, stay in nearby bed & breakfasts that are right near the trail.

Parking at Half Moon Bay SP is $$ per vehicle, though easily accessible so the choice is up to you. The trail is free to use, but it can get crowded at times. Best times to visit are spring, fall and winter, as it's less crowded, and you're more likely to get sunny days. In summer, try visiting on a less-crowded weekday afternoon, as the fog often burns off by then. Be sure to wear sunscreen (even if it's foggy) and layered clothing, as the temperature can change often with fog and wind. Bring binoculars and your camera, and plan to stop for lunch at one of the restaurants along the way.

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    One-Way Notice
    This hike is listed as One-Way.

    When hiking several trails on a single "hike", log it with a generic name that describes the hike. Then link the trails traveled, check out the example.
    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

    Permit $$
    CA State Parks - Fee: typically $2-$15 per vehicle, view more information

    Map Drive
    Paved - Car Okay

    To hike
    From route 92 in Half Moon Bay, head South on Cabrillo Highway for less than a half mile and make a right turn on Kelly Ave. Drive straight West until you end at the park.
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