I almost don’t want to tell you about this.
It’s not like it’s a secret, but this hike near the beach at POST-protected Pillar Point is close to my heart and I kind of want to keep it for myself. But I know better than that and, I like you, so here it goes:
You need to go hike the POST-protected Jean Lauer Trail at Pillar Point—it’s a must. There are few places in the Golden State where you can explore the crust of the continent with views of a world-famous surf break, coastal mountains, whales and dolphins… plus it’s dog-friendly and wheelchair accessible!
The hike starts with a steady, gentle climb to the top of the coastal bluffs. With each step, the sound of the ocean grows louder, building excitement for the views that lie ahead. And then, as you crest the lip of the bluffs…boom. The cool salty air hits you, and the views—fuhgeddaboudit.
Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) protects open space on the Peninsula and in the South Bay for the benefit of all. Since its founding in 1977, POST has been responsible for saving more than 87,000 acres as permanently protected land in San Mateo, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties. Learn more