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Gray Whale Cove Trail

Intermediate

Trail

1.0 mile 1.7 kilometer point to point
95% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 70' 21 m
Descent: -116' -35 m
High: 231' 70 m
Low: 117' 36 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 16% (9°)

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Trail shared by Miguel Vieira

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

Miguel Vieira

Features Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

From the trailhead, follow the path uphill through coastal scrub. As you run 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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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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