Join Peninsula Open Space Trust for a casual hike with stunning views! This hike is approximately 3 miles on flat terrain and is rated as easy, with little to no elevation. This is a great hike for beginners, or for those with young children, or anyone who wants to enjoy a breathtaking view of our scenic coast. The out-and-back hike is adjacent to POST-protected farmland. You’ll learn about POST’s Farmland program on this hike, and get the chance to see beautiful crops and farm structures.

Along with the lovely pastoral settings and gentle grade, a large majority of this hike is wheelchair accessible, making this hike one of POST staff’s favorite trails.

Register below through Eventbrite (valid first, last name and e-mail) and we’ll ensure you receive our pre-hike email with instructions about where to meet and what to bring. Please note that dogs are not allowed on this trail due to active farming. All minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for the entirety of the hike. We can’t wait to host you!

This event is part of POST’s community event series. These events are open to the general public and POST donors alike, and we hope you will join us! We also curate a separate series of private events for our donor community. Find out more about how you can support POST here:

About the Trail

The trail and parking areas are currently only open on weekends and holidays (8 AM to sunset). However, POST is working with our partners at San Mateo County Parks to have this trail open seven days a week within the next few years — stay tuned!

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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