SOLD OUT – Due to very high demand, we have closed registration for this event, in order to ensure a quality experience for our guests. Please check back for future POST hikes!

Join us for a beautiful, 6-mile walk along the Cowell-Purisima Trail that POST helped to create by protecting adjacent farmland. This hike will be approximately 6 miles out and back, completing most of the Cowell Purisma Trail. We will provide guests the option to turn back at the halfway point in order to complete 3 miles instead of the full six miles.

This hike is rated moderate. It is mostly flat throughout, however, it is quite a long walk! Please consider you or your children’s ability to complete the hike prior to signing up. All minors must be accompanied by an adult guardian for the entirety of the hike. Due to the sensitivity of the farmland/crops nearby, dogs are not allowed on the Cowell-Purisima trail.

This walk is a great opportunity to learn about POST’s work with farmers on the coast, and to create recreational opportunities along one of the most scenic stretches of our state’s coastline! We hope to see you there.

Please note that dogs are not allowed on this trail due to active farming on the adjacent land.

Please RSVP as space is limited. We will share the meetup location and directions closer to the event, so ensure you type your e-mail carefully.

This event is part of POST’s community event series, which is open to the general public as well as POST donors. We hope you’ll join us! We also curate a separate series of private events for our donors. Learn how you can support POST here:

About the Trail

Did you know that Cowell Ranch Beach is only accessible via the Cowell-Purisima Coastal Trail? This remote beach boasts fine sands and cool water — keep your eyes open for harbor seals, pelicans, hawks, and wildflowers.


About the Organizers

Peninsula Open Space Trust protects open space on the Peninsula and in the South Bay for the benefit of all. Since 1977, POST has preserved over 78,000 acres in San Mateo, Santa Clara, and Santa Cruz Counties.

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