Catch a Sunset at Gray Whale Cove

Catch a Sunset at Gray Whale Cove

Gray Whale Cove

Distance

1 Miles

Elevation Gain

265 Feet

Activities

Chillin, Photography, Hiking, Fitness

Skill

Beginner

Season

Year Round

Type

Out-and-Back

Added by

Gene Reyes

Bathrooms
Beach
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Romantic
Scenic
Wildflowers

Easy out-and-back hike overlooking Pacific Coast Highway. Catch the sunset or go in for a quick walk!

Starting at the parking lot adjacent to Gray Whale Cove State Beach, proceed to the start sign indicating "Grey Whale Cove Trail".

GWCT is a fun brisk hike with slight elevation gain that should be easy enough to take a small group or even children to. Take note of the tight spaces you may encounter along the trail. There is an abundance of picturesque wildflowers and the beautiful view of Highway One/Pacific Coast Highway. Rabbits are also present during spring time. Remember to respect their habitat, do not litter or feed!

Catch the sunset for the optimal lighting situation for photographing the beautiful landscape, find the bench near summit and soak in the view!

If you want a longer hike, check out the Gray Whale Cove Trail

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Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

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Breathtaking views

We were driving back to SF from half moon bay when we looked or the window and had to pull over to admire the ocean views.

Distance

1 Miles

Elevation Gain

265 Feet

Activities

Chillin, Photography, Hiking, Fitness

Skill

Beginner

Season

Year Round

Type

Out-and-Back

Added by

Gene Reyes

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