Devil's Slide Trail


Devil's Slide Trail Facts

States: California
Counties: San Mateo
Length: 1.2 miles
Trail end points: Pedro Point Headlands and State Route 1
Trail surfaces: Asphalt
Trail category: Greenway/Non-RT
ID: 8090947
Trail activities: Bike, Wheelchair Accessible, Horseback Riding, Walking

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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 features dedicated space for bicyclists, pedestrians and equestrian users. Amenities include parking, water and restrooms 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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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