» Trail Map by Pease Press: Good map showing various trails.
Route: From the parking lot for Cowell Beach on Highway 1, walk along a trail towards the ocean. After miles, turn left onto Cowell-Purisima Trail. About three miles along this trail, there is a scenic point overlooking Seal Rock. Return by the same route.
Trail Closure: According to the Open Space Trust website (April 2012): The northern half of the Cowell-Purisima Trail is closed to the public on weekdays from June through September, when the fields are occasionally sprayed with agricultural chemicals. The southern portion of the trail, which borders land used for cattle grazing, will remain open every day of the year.