San Mateo County Coastal Trail - Devil’s Slide A beautiful Pacific Coast Trail!
Devil’s Slide Trail is above the Pacific Ocean. It’s a segment of Highway 1 turned into a multi-use trail, for hikers, bicyclists, horseback riders, and runners. It’s about 1.3 miles long. It became accessible after the Twin Tunnels opened in 2013. The Twin Tunnels Connect Half Moon Bay with Pacifica. These Tunnels bypass the section of road that had been closed numerous time due to landslides over the years since the opening of CA-1 in 1937.
Coming from Pacifica, there are two small parking lots and another one end of the Trail. If there is no parking, you may want to try to cross the Tunnel to see it there is parking on that side. There are few benches along the trail for users to rest, overlooks, Drinking water fountains; also there is a bathroom at the beginning of the trail and another one at the end.
The trail first opened to the public March 27, 2014. I just walked for the first time the trail last Friday, September 30, 2016. What caught my attention to visit the trail was a beautiful picture of the Devil’s Slide Road with the view of the ocean I saw on the internet.
Even though I had driven it, several times that segment of the Devil’s Slide when the road was open the experience of walking the trail was fantastic. I was able to explore every inch of it slowly. The close-up view of the Slides and the different views of the Pacific Ocean was stunning; also I was able to see few whales.
It was a beautiful day, and there were not that many people around. I was able to take several of beautiful pictures.
I finitely walked to the end of the tunnel and was trying to find that sweet spot that has the combination that I was looking. I was ambitioning a curvy road segment with ocean and Mountain View. I was able to find it on my way back. I wanted to have that picture on my website.
Public Transportation: The City of Pacifica used to provide a shuttle service to Devil’s Slide on the weekends, but it’s no longer available however Sam Trans service Route 17 on Highway 1.