The Devil’s Slide Trail is a 1.3-mile, multi-use trail, converted from a former segment of Highway 1, that gives hikers, runners, bicyclists and equestrians access to the rocky heights of Devil’s Slide above the Pacific Ocean.
There are benches for resting and observation scopes for taking in the view of the rocky coastal waters below at designated lookouts. At key points along the trail, there are interpretive signs that describe the history, geography and marine and avian communities that live and migrate here.
The trail is paved with separate lanes for hikers and directional bike traffic. Many convenient amenities are provided as well, such as pet waste stations, bike racks, drinking fountains and restrooms. Devil’s Slide Trail is a segment of the California Coastal Trail that, when finished, will extend 1,200 miles from Oregon to Mexico, connecting travelers to California's varied oceanside landscapes.
Getting Here: Devil's Slide Trail is located off of Highway 1 between Pacifica and Montara. From Pacifica drive ¼ mile south of Pacifica on Highway 1 and veer right to the North Parking Lot.
Parking Lot Hours: Open daily at 8 am and close at various times depending upon the season. Check the website for times.
Entrance Fee: None