Best Trails Near Pescadero CA

Pescadero has 26 trails in the vicinity, including 18 hiking trails and 3 for mountain biking. These trails range from 0.5 to 28 miles in length. The longest trail in Pescadero is Pescadero and Pigeon Point Lighthouse a well-known trail measuring 28 miles in total length.

The most popular trails are Pescadero and Pigeon Point Lighthouse, La Honda - San Gregorio - Pescadero Loop and Pigeon Point to Franklin Point Rock Gardens. Trails.com member Carley S. recently completed Butano State Park Campground.

More information on the best trails in Pescadero can be found below.
  • Pescadero and Pigeon Point Lighthouse

    2 Reviews

    Pescadero, CA

    Pescadero is a small agricultural town about two miles inland from the Pacific Coast and about directly west of Woodside. Its quaint country charm is enhanced by small country churches, antiques ...
    •  28 miles
    •  Guide

    Pescadero is a small agricultural town about two miles inland from the Pacific Coast and about directly west of Woodside. ...

  • Ano Nuevo State Park

    1 Reviews

    Pescadero, CA

    Come here to watch the elephant seals in their yearly rituals. From April through November, you can hike the trail yourself, but you must obtain a hiking permit to enter the Wildlife Protection ...
    •  2.5 hours
    •  3 miles
    •  Guide

    Come here to watch the elephant seals in their yearly rituals. From April through November, you can hike the trail yourself, ...

  • Butano State Park

    0 Reviews

    Pescadero, CA

    Somewhat isolated from most Bay Area cities, yet only one hour south of San Francisco on Highway 1,Butano has retained its charm as a quiet getaway for campers and hikers, as well as for mountain ...
    •  2-3 hours
    •  12 miles
    •  Guide

    Somewhat isolated from most Bay Area cities, yet only one hour south of San Francisco on Highway 1,Butano has retained its ...

  • Butano State Park Loop

    0 Reviews

    Pescadero, CA

    Little Butano Creek slices westward in a narrow defile almost completely protected within Butano (BOO-tahno) State Park. Less than 4 miles long yet brimming with ecological diversity, the canyon ...
    •  16.9 miles
    •  Guide

    Little Butano Creek slices westward in a narrow defile almost completely protected within Butano (BOO-tahno) State Park. ...

  • Big Basin Redwoods State Park/ Rancho del Oso

    0 Reviews

    Pescadero, CA

    Hike from the beach to a nature center in redwoods, and up a mountain
    •  2.5–3 hours
    •  4.7 miles
    •  Guide

    Hike from the beach to a nature center in redwoods, and up a mountain

  • Año Nuevo State Reserve

    0 Reviews

    Pescadero, CA

    Largest gathering of elephant seals on the California coast
    •  2–3 hours
    •  3 miles
    •  Guide

    Largest gathering of elephant seals on the California coast

  • Wilbur’s Watch

    0 Reviews

    Pescadero, CA

    View gray whale migration from hills near the ocean
    •  1 hour
    •  2 miles
    •  Guide

    View gray whale migration from hills near the ocean

  • Pigeon Point

    0 Reviews

    Pescadero, CA

    A lighthouse on ocean bluffs; beach with tidepools
    •  30 minutes
    •  0.5 miles
    •  Guide

    A lighthouse on ocean bluffs; beach with tidepools

  • Butano State Park

    0 Reviews

    Pescadero, CA

    Walk along a creek at the bottom of a redwood canyon
    •  3–4 hours
    •  4.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Walk along a creek at the bottom of a redwood canyon

  • Pescadero Marsh Natural Preserve

    0 Reviews

    Pescadero, CA

    Follows the estuary of a creek that flows to the beach
    •  1–2 hours
    •  2.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Follows the estuary of a creek that flows to the beach

  • Ano Nuevo

    0 Reviews

    Pescadero, CA

    This protected beach about 19 miles north of Santa Cruz can produce incredible surf. The two main breaks at Ano Nuevo can be world class with the right conditions. You’ll find the most people ...
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    This protected beach about 19 miles north of Santa Cruz can produce incredible surf. The two main breaks at Ano Nuevo can ...

  • Pescadero

    0 Reviews

    Pescadero, CA

    This is an area of beach breaks and rocky reefs 14 miles south of Half Moon Bay. Pescadero is a very remote-feeling area of the California coast even though it’s really not that far from San ...
    •  Guide

    This is an area of beach breaks and rocky reefs 14 miles south of Half Moon Bay. Pescadero is a very remote-feeling area ...

  • Ano Nuevo State Park and Reserve

    0 Reviews

    Pescadero, CA

    Come here to watch the elephant seals in their yearly rituals. From April through November, you can hike the trail yourself, but you must obtain a hiking permit to enter the Wildlife Protection ...
    •  2.5 hours
    •  3 miles
    •  Guide

    Come here to watch the elephant seals in their yearly rituals. From April through November, you can hike the trail yourself, ...

  • Butano State Park

    0 Reviews

    Pescadero, CA

    In the secluded wilderness of 3,560-acre Butano State Park, you have the opportunity to walk miles under pillared groves of coastal redwoods. As a matter of fact, most of this hike is under the ...
    •  4.5 hours
    •  8.3 miles
    •  Guide

    In the secluded wilderness of 3,560-acre Butano State Park, you have the opportunity to walk miles under pillared groves ...

  • Pescadero Marsh Trails

    0 Reviews

    Pescadero, CA

    Pescadero Marsh, 360 acres of protected wetlands on the San Mateo Coast south of Half Moon Bay and north of Año Nuevo State Park, offers hikers a memorable opportunity to witness a rich natural ...
    •  3 hours
    •  5.3 miles
    •  Guide

    Pescadero Marsh, 360 acres of protected wetlands on the San Mateo Coast south of Half Moon Bay and north of Año Nuevo State ...

  • Ano Nuevo / Six Bridges Loop

    0 Reviews

    Pescadero, CA

    Out-of-the-way Butano State Park is a great place to go to escape the urban hustle without spending half your weekend in the car. Ranching activity going back 150 years has changed the park environment, ...
    •  1 - 2.5 hours
    •  3.3 miles
    •  Guide

    Out-of-the-way Butano State Park is a great place to go to escape the urban hustle without spending half your weekend in ...

  • Año Nuevo State Reserve

    0 Reviews

    Pescadero, CA

    Although this park was created to protect elephant seals and other marine mammals, Año Nuevo is an incredibly restorative destination for humans as well. On this hike you can enjoy fresh sea ...
    •  2 hours
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    Although this park was created to protect elephant seals and other marine mammals, Año Nuevo is an incredibly restorative ...

  • Butano State Park

    0 Reviews

    Pescadero, CA

    In the secluded wilderness of 3,560-acre Butano State Park you have the opportunity to walk miles under pillared groves of coastal redwoods. As a matter of fact, most of this hike is under the ...
    •  4.5 hours
    •  8.3 miles
    •  Guide

    In the secluded wilderness of 3,560-acre Butano State Park you have the opportunity to walk miles under pillared groves of ...

  • Pescadero Marsh Trail

    0 Reviews

    Pescadero, CA

    Pescadero Marsh, 360 acres of protected wetland on the San Mateo Coast south of Half Moon Bay and north of Año Nuevo, offers hikers a memorable opportunity to witness the best of nature. The ...
    •  3 hours
    •  6 miles
    •  Guide

    Pescadero Marsh, 360 acres of protected wetland on the San Mateo Coast south of Half Moon Bay and north of Año Nuevo, offers ...

  • Butano State Park Campground

    0 Reviews

    Pescadero, CA

    Drive along the windswept coast and turn inland on country roads baked golden in the sun. Turn up the canyon drained by Little Butano Creek and suddenly you are in a redwood rain forest—what ...
    •  Guide

    Drive along the windswept coast and turn inland on country roads baked golden in the sun. Turn up the canyon drained by Little ...

  • Little Butano Creek Canyon

    0 Reviews

    Pescadero, CA

    Little Butano Creek slices westward in a narrow defile almost completely protected within Butano (BOO-tah-no) State Park. Less than 4 miles long yet brimming with ecological diversity, the canyon ...
    •  5–6 hours
    •  8.8 miles
    •  Guide

    Little Butano Creek slices westward in a narrow defile almost completely protected within Butano (BOO-tah-no) State Park. ...

  • Pescadero to Pigeon Point - San Mateo Beaches and Coastal Trail

    0 Reviews

    Pescadero, CA

    Just half a mile south of the Pescadero State Beach parking area, two narrow paths thread through ice plant, coyote bush, and seasonal wildflowers to small sandy beaches and acres of rocky surf. ...
    •  .5 hours
    •  1 miles
    •  Guide

    Just half a mile south of the Pescadero State Beach parking area, two narrow paths thread through ice plant, coyote bush, ...

  • Butano State Park Trails

    0 Reviews

    Pescadero, CA

    Not the smallest or the largest of state parks, nor the most isolated, 3500-acre Butano State Park nevertheless has a special quality of solitude, and after short acquaintance one can get a feel ...
    •  1.5 to 6 hours
    •  15.55 miles
    •  Guide

    Not the smallest or the largest of state parks, nor the most isolated, 3500-acre Butano State Park nevertheless has a special ...

  • Pigeon Point to Franklin Point Rock Gardens

    0 Reviews

    Pescadero, CA

    At first glance there is little to set this 5-mile stretch apart from the other 60 miles of wild open coast between Santa Cruz and San Francisco. Cliffy and scenic, it makes a fine coastal tour, ...
    •  1-6 miles
    •  Guide

    At first glance there is little to set this 5-mile stretch apart from the other 60 miles of wild open coast between Santa ...

  • Butano State Park Mountain Bike

    0 Reviews

    Pescadero, CA

    Somewhat isolated and difficult to get to from most Bay Area cities, Butano State Park has retained its charm for campers and hikers as well as mountain bike enthusiasts. Once the home of the ...
    •  2-3 hours
    •  13 miles
    •  Guide

    Somewhat isolated and difficult to get to from most Bay Area cities, Butano State Park has retained its charm for campers ...