Sea Lion Point Loop

Hike to great ocean views and a chance to see great coastal wildlife including Sea Lions, Harbor Seals, Sea Otters.

Loop around for views of Headland Cove to Sea Lion Cove on this easy short trek. Hike down the rocky staircase for a close up view of Devil's Cauldron where the ocean power churns the waters to the west. Sea birds and shore birds along with a variety of sea mamals frequent this area.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 1.4



Location: 36.517479, -121.9506

L @ 3-way. Bear left at trail intersection with the South Shore Trail.


Location: 36.518139, -121.950035

R at 3-Way.


Location: 36.518688, -121.949898

Head out on the Sea Lion Point Trail.


Location: 36.517986, -121.951942

R @ 3-way. Stay R at intersecion with Sand Hill Trail.

On the return, head right on the Sand Hill Trail.


Location: 36.518879, -121.953201

Steps lead down to a loop trail and other options to explore the rocky area below. Sea Lions and shore birds abound in addition to closer views of Sea Lion Rock and Devil's Cauldron.

Sandy Trail

Location: 36.518238, -121.952072

Rocky Beach

Location: 36.518333, -121.953163

Sea Lion

Location: 36.518486, -121.953239

Sea Lions Rocks

Location: 36.518929, -121.953445

Brown Pelican

Location: 36.517334, -121.951797

Rocks of Headland Cove

Location: 36.519184, -121.953209

Sand Hill and South Shore Trails

Location: 36.517452, -121.950539

Seagul on a Rock

Location: 36.518505, -121.952629