Catch a Sunset at Gray Whale Cove
San Francisco › Gray Whale Cove
Added by Gene Reyes
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.
- Main Squeeze
Please respect the places you find on The Outbound.
Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures. Be aware of local regulations and don't damage these amazing places for the sake of a photograph. Learn More
Chillin, Fitness, Hiking, Photography
Are we missing something?Suggest an edit
More Adventures Nearby
Hike through the Founder's Grove in Humboldt Redwoods State Park
San Francisco / Founders Grove Nature Trail
The Founder's Grove is easily accessed from Highway 101 in northern California. The grove is also on the Avenue of the Giants Scenic Highway.
Hike the Juniper Canyon, High Peaks, Tunnel Trail Loop in Pinnacles NP
San Francisco / Chaparral Trailhead Parking
Pinnacles National Park is located just over two hours outside of San Francisco (depending on the traffic).