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Gray Whale Cove Trail

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 4.0 (2)

An easy trail with non-stop views from coastal bluffs.


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Map Key

1.0

Miles

1.7

KM

Point to Point

231' 70 m

High

117' 36 m

Low

70' 21 m

Up

116' 35 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

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Features Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

From the trailhead, follow the path uphill through coastal scrub. As you hike along the bluffs, keep an eye on the ocean where you might see whales or seals. There are fine views of Montana Beach to the south.

Poison oak is abundant along the trail, so watch your step. Fog is common on spring and summer mornings.

Flora & Fauna

You can find wildflowers along the trail nearly year-round. Watch out for poison oak.

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Shared By:

Miguel Vieira

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8 am sunrise at trailhead in smokey air.
Aug 23, 2020 near Montara, CA
There two benches this point and can see beautiful ocean.
Dec 15, 2017 near Montara, CA
Grey Whale Cove and Look-Out Point from Highway 1.
Mar 13, 2019 near Montara, CA

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May 9, 2019
hasmin ab
Some nice wildflowers. A little too close to the road and its sounds. 1mi
Mar 26, 2019
Benjamin Lefaudeux
Jun 16, 2018
Jean R
May 6, 2018
Quentin Riffard
Nov 18, 2017
Radia J
Jul 30, 2017
Doug Mayeux
1mi
May 13, 2017
Stephen Robertson