Hike Coast Ridge Road to Terrace Creek Trail

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The Coast Ridge Road to Terrace Creek Trail is an 8 mile hike featuring amazing ocean views and rolling hills and bluffs as far as the eye can see.

This winding path takes you high above the ocean and some wooded areas provide shade along the way. Dogs are allowed on this trail but must be kept on leash. The trail is open year-round but can be a bit muddy after heavy rains. 

Turn off of Cabrillo Highway onto Coast Ridge Road, park, and head up!

Photos: Dave UngarStuart Chambers and Erich Ludwig

Pack List

  • Water (3-4 liters per person)
  • Sturdy hiking boots or trail runners
  • Snacks
  • Layers for windy days 
  • Trail map
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RT Distance 8 Miles
Elevation Gain 1889 Feet
Activities Chillin, Camping, Photography, Running, Backpacking, Hiking, Fitness
Skill Level Intermediate
Season Year Round
Trail Type Out-and-Back
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking


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