Repurposing the abandoned road into a trail (the road was rerouted inland through a new tunnel) required collaboration between many government agencies and organizations, and took years to be approved. The stretch is the newest segment of the Coastal Trail, which when finished will extend 1,200 miles from Oregon to Mexico. Amenities include restrooms, parking, water, benches, a few lookouts (no lowered viewing scope), and interpretive panels describing the area's history, the native people who lived in the area, the geology, and flora and fauna.
Trailhead: Immediately north and south of the Tom Lantos tunnel, south of Pacifica on Hwy. 1
Length: 2-4 total miles
Typical Width: 4 ft. & above
Typical Grade: Very SteepThe steepest section has a 9 percent grade. It would be a challenging hike in a manual wheelchair even if you have good upper body strength, so you may want to hike this trail with someone who can help on the steep uphill. To avoid the steep stretch, you could start at the northern end and have someone pick you up at the southern lot.
DescriptionPart of the wow factor of the Devil’s Slide Trail is how close you are to the ocean; this is a rare opportunity on the Northern California coast for people in wheelchairs. With steep cliffs ascending on the inland side and descending to the ocean on the other, much of the time I had the sensation of being...
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The facilities listed below meet all of our access criteria unless otherwise noted.
Accessible Parking: Yes
Accessible Restroom: Yes
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Reviewed on April 13, 2014
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