Elephant Seals Hike
4.0 miles     200 ft
16 May 2010

Popular winter hike to watch elephant seals at Año Nuevo.

Location: Año Nuevo State Reserve

Elevation Profile
Trip Planning

Trail Maps

» Official Trail Map: Good map showing various trails. Mileage information is missing.

» Official Map for Ano Nuevo: Good map showing some of the trails in Gazos Creek Beach.


Trailhead: Main parking lot of Año Nuevo State Park.

Route: Described in detail in BAHiker article. This is a hike next to the ocean. Small sections of the hike are in sand. Many trails were closed in May 2010, some to protect the seals because they occupied the trails. So call the park beforehand.

Notes: The State Parks webpage on Elephant Seals is very informative.


Location: Ano Nuevo State Park Rd, Pescadero, CA 94060 . Parking area is visible in Google Maps if you zoom in sufficiently.

Directions: From CA-84 West, turn left onto CA-1 South. Drive for 16.7 miles, turn right onto Ano Nuevo State Park Rd.

Google Maps:

Parking Fees: $10 per vehicle (last visited: May 2010)

Capacity: Dozens of cars may be parked inside.

Latitude: 37.121240     Longitude: -122.306832

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