Fern Grotto Beach Loop via Old Cove Landing Trail

7 reviews #5 hike out of 34 in
2.3 mi
Distance
1 hrs 23 min
Time
terrain
72 ft
Elev Gain

Overview

This is a moderate loop trail to Fern Grotto Beach in Wilder Ranch State Park.

This trail goes by Sand Plant Beach, Seacaves View, and Ocean View.

AK: There's a lot of beautiful coastline along this scenic loop. It's a pretty quick and easy-going hike. A local favorite of mine!

Getting Started

Help support CA State Parks by paying the $10 parking fee or park on Hwy 1 and walk/bike into the park from there.

Taking Children

This is a pretty easy loop. I'd give it a 7.5 for kids. There are dangerous cliffs along the coast and poison oak in some spots, so close supervision is important! There's a restroom at the parking lot but none along the trail.



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    12 months ago
    A fairly easy walk, at about 2.8 miles, flat as a pancake. It's a really easy bike ride. Either way, the scenery is great along the coast, and there are a few secluded beaches.
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    1 year, 2 months ago
    Spectacular!!! Gorgeous coastal hike with Marcus! Hiked the old cove landing trail. Saw seals and pelicans. Also bumped into Sue, Lauren’s Mom.
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    1 year, 9 months ago
    This is an easy hike with beautiful coastal views and access
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