Hiking Inn to Inn
Thank you for your post! We are planning to hike this Mid October. So you didn't have an issue with the Devils Slide area?
Hey JAM! I'm so jealous. I wish I was doing this hike again in October!
We skirted Devil's Slide - took the Old San Pedro Mtn Road per the book. I'm sure Devil's Slide would be beautiful, but I really loved the path we took. That was one of my favorite parts of the hike (it's all awesome). It was a shady forest trail - a nice change from the beachy cliffs.
Let me know if you end up doing Devil's Slide and how you like it. I may do that next time :)
Thank you for your reply Lydia! I am a forest girl so we will take that path. It sounds delightful from my research. Reviewing the book and am getting more excited. I just booked airfare and looking at lodging now. I don't think that time of year will be real populated that we have to book ahead. Hoping to find place close to the trail for arrival day. Is the trail well marked?
Thank you for the info I was questioning whether the trail is marked with arrows or signs. But we will just ask if we are headed to the next destination. It's always a bit confusing when researching. Need to book our lodging now!
Ok I see. I bought both and they are the same. In the PDF, look on page 17 to see "The Route" that Tom is referring to. It's a good quick reference. The walkabout takes you through mountain trails, beaches, city streets, neighborhoods, etc. It is pretty easy to find where you're going, even if you don't always take Tom's exact path either. The only part where I struggled a little was at the top of the San Pedro Mtn Road/trail that I mentioned previously.
I would recommend booking your lodging in advance. I wasn't going to book in advance but then was glad that I did - there was a big race the weekend we were there and everything nearby was booked. We stayed that first night (before starting) at Geary Parkway Motel. We walked by a place called Seal Rock Inn that was really close to the start of the walkabout and looked neat, might have to stay there next time. The second night we stayed at the Pacifica Motor Inn. And the third night, Point Montara Hostel. Good luck with your planning! Keep us posted!
This forum is so helpful! I am waiting to hear from Seal Rock as Tom said the hike started right there. Booked our stay in Pacifica and also Montara. Will decide on stay in Pillar Point Harbor when we get there or continue to Half Moon Bay. We are not in a hurry. Where did you stay 4th night?
Oh derp, I just realized that Tom already mentioned about Seal Rock : ) It does look like a cool place, nice view of the ocean from there. We combined the last 2 days of the route so it was only 3 nights of hotels. It wasn't strenuous to do so and I think we were in Half Moon Bay around lunchtime.
I hope this is helpful. Have a great journey.
The more I read here the more I'm looking forward to it! You mention The Route page 139.....I do not have a book. When I ordered it was just digital format and it is only 24 pages. I assume it is same info as in 'the book'
We did get reservations at Seal Rock, Best Western Lighthouse and the Montara Light House Hostel. We love to hike and just did the Costa Brava area in Spain. Should we do this in 3 days or 4? Is the Pillar Point area great to hang in for the day or should we continue onto Half Moon Bay and spend the night? or a night in both places? We are not in a hurry.....