Devil's Slide Coastal Trail

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Trail Distance: 1.3 miles
Time Estimate: 1.5 hr +
Elevation Gain: 436 feet
Leash Rule: On Leash
Difficulty: Moderate
Parking: Free
Route Type: Out-and-back
Restroom: Limited
Description

If you're looking to take a hike with your pup and want to experience the view of a lifetime, make sure to visit Devil's Slide Trail! The trail, which is just over three miles long, is located in Pacifica, California and runs right alongside the Pacific Ocean. Make sure your phone is fully charged so that you can snap some pictures of you and your canine companion!

One of the things that makes Devil's Slide Trail so interesting is that it actually used to be a highway. While this does mean the trail might not feel as natural as some others, it also means it's entirely paved, which makes for a smooth hike. The trail is recommended for hikers of all skill levels, including beginners. Be sure you have appropriate hiking gear, though. Locals warn that parts of the trail can be very steep.

Fido is welcome to join you on your hike, but the two of you will have to abide by a few rules! A leash is required at all times; there are no exceptions. The leash should be no longer than six feet. It's your responsibility to clean up after your pup, so make sure you bring along some waste baggies and have somewhere to keep them until you find a trash bin. 

In the mornings, the trail is usually pretty shady, so if you don't want to hike under direct sunlight, going early might be your best bet. If you do decide to hike here during the middle of the day, make sure your dog's paws are protected so that they don't get burned. The pavement can become quite hot.

Devil's Slide Trail provides beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean and the nearby mountains. If you're looking somewhere new to explore with your pawesome friend, the trail can't be beat!

Trail Features
Beach, Steep Inclines, Rocky
Abundant Wildlife, Wildflowers
Cautions & Considerations
Parking for this trail is extremely limited. Local hikers recommend using public transportation when it's an option. Devil's Slide Trail has a dedicated bike lane, so make sure you stay out of it if you're hiking.
Address
5929-5981 California Coastal Trail
Pacifica, CA 94044
Hours
Mon Open 24 Hours
Tue Open 24 Hours
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Address
5929-5981 California Coastal Trail
Pacifica, CA 94044
Hours
Mon Open 24 Hours
Tue Open 24 Hours
Wed Open 24 Hours
Thu Open 24 Hours
Fri Open 24 Hours
Sat Open 24 Hours
Sun Open 24 Hours