Old Cove Landing Trail from Main Parking Lot

This is the windiest area of the park, so plan accordingly! Walk to the Main Parking Area’s SW corner, and follow signs to the Coastside Trails (you will walk SW). The Old Cove Landing Trail begins paved, then becomes a wide fine gravel path with very occasional small ruts or puddles. A Viewing Station is set up early on, with a placard and bench on a platform. Enjoy sights of steep cliffs and small sandy beaches, seals and sea birds, and plenty of gorgeous grass, mustard, and wildflowers. The path eventually turns inland along a road with some grassy growth between lateral ruts the perfect distance apart for truck tires – this is the only area that is really any work to navigate, even for a baby jogger. This farm road dips down and crosses railroad tracks, then heads uphill to the park entrance and parking area. If you prefer not to cut inland along the farm road, you can return the way you came.

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