This was our third visit to Harmony Headlands but our second with Sammy. It’s one of those local trails that is great for kids because it’s not overly challenging and there’s plenty to keep him “eyeball occupied” along the way. On this hike alone we saw tons of rabbits, lizards, turkey, and two snakes. Good times.
It’s about a one mile walk from the parking lot off Highway 1 to the coast and from there you can head north for another mile or so. There are two different trails you can walk on once you start heading north. One path goes right along the cliff edge and provides great views down to the ocean and rock below. The path away from the cliff still provides breathtaking views and actually remains a little easier to walk.
Sammy did great. He rode in his stroller for a good chunk of it which we liked better so we could keep a nice pace. There were a couple of times he got out and walked for a while and he loved it. He kept talking about how he was hiking and all that. We’re looking forward to doing more trails like this with him. A great way to be outdoors, enjoy the central coast, have some quality family time, and also get some exercise in.
Check the photos in the slideshow below to see more of what Harmony Headlands looks like.