Devil's Slide Trail


7 Reviews

View Trail Map
View Map
Send to App

Register for free!

Register for free with TrailLink today!

We're a non-profit all about helping you enjoy the outdoors
  • View over 40,000 miles of trail maps
  • Share your trail photos
  • Save your own favorite trails
  • Learn about new trails near you
  • Leave reviews for trails
  • Add new and edit existing trails

Devil's Slide Trail Facts

States: California
Counties: San Mateo
Length: 1.3 miles
Trail end points: Pedro Point Headlands and State Route 1
Trail surfaces: Asphalt
Trail category: Greenway/Non-RT
ID: 8090947

Devil's Slide Trail Description

This innovative road-to-trail project opened for public use in March 2014. The trail, which features stunning Pacific Ocean views, makes use of a former portion of California's State Route 1, which was rerouted here through a pair of tunnels. The paved multi-use trail, located about 20 miles south of San Francisco, provides dedicated space for bicyclists, pedestrians and equestrian users. Parking is available at each end, as well as ample benches and interpretive signage.

Since this is a former roadway, the grade can be more aggressive than a traditional rail-trail, but with no motorized traffic to worry about, users can travel at a comfortable pace.

Parking and Trail Access

Parking is located at either end of the Devil's Slide Trail. Both trailheads can be reached from State Route 1, just before you enter the Tom Lantos Tunnels.

Devil's Slide Trail Reviews

Beautiful Area

Absolutely stunning scenery, although the elevation rises significantly in certain directions. I was here to run, and I was not disappointed. To the north it connects all the way: I ran up past Rockaway Beach, and every minute was enjoyable.

Devil’s Slide

A challenging walk up the hills, but beautiful views! Worth the time!

Great Trail! Wonderful views.

The only problem with this trail is that it is too short!

Interesting look at a WWII coastal observation point is a plus.

Family Ride

This was perfect for both the professional riders in my family and amateurs like myself..we loved it..


beautiful views

When traveling we look for local trails.. This was an hour away but well worth the drive. Definitely a trail you don't want to miss experiencing !!


More dream than bike trail.

Great Coastal Views!

This trail has all the views you were too scared to look at when driving the old Highway 1 alignment over Devil's Slide. Now that the highway runs through the new tunnel the old road is open for hiking and biking. South parking is lower elevation than north, so we parked there and walked north to the other parking and views of the new bridge that leads to the tunnels. Returning was mostly downhill. On our trip we saw red-tailed hawks, hummingbirds, lots of seabirds on the rocks, seals and sea lions below, and little kangaroo mice. A very nice re-use of the old road and an amazing coastal view spot. Walk it before the next landslide, based on the history of the previous railway and highway this trail could be gone after any winter storm.

Nearby Trails

Go Unlimited Today!

  • FREE Account
  • View over 40,000 miles of trail maps
  • Post your trail reviews
  • Share your trail photos
  • Save your favorite trails
  • Learn about new trails near you
  • Get a free map in the app!
Register for FREE
Purchase Unlimited

Explore by City

Explore by City

Explore by Activity

Explore by Activity

Log in to your account to:

  • View trail paths on the map
  • Save trails to your account
  • Add trails, edit descriptions
  • Share photos
  • Add reviews

Log in with Google

Log in with Apple


Register for free!

Join TrailLink (a non-profit) to view more than 40,000 miles of trail maps and more!

Register with Google

Register with Apple


Your account has been deleted.