Cowell Ranch Beach
ElevationAscent: 82' 25 m
Descent: -83' -25 m
High: 134' 41 m
Low: 51' 16 m
GradeAvg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 8% (4°)
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“This easy hike through farm fields leads to a dramatic staircase down the coastal bluffs to a beach.”— Miguel Vieira
Family Friendly The route is short and the views are dramatic, making for the perfect outing for the family.
After a half mile, the trail reaches the coastal bluffs. One side trail leads to an overlook and another - a staircase - leads down to Cowell Ranch Beach. Take the stairs - it's the only accessible beach on the Cowell-Purisima Trail and a real gem. Return the way you came.
Land Manager: Peninsula Open Space Trust