Los Altos Hills To The Sea Marathon Distance Hike (26.9M)

The Los Altos Hills to the Sea Run/Hike Marathon (26.9miles) is a one way trek from the Los Altos Hills Purissima Park to the Half Moon Bay Poplar Beach at the ocean.  This route is being as an event or also a hiking route for anybody to use at anytime.  This self supported trek is designed to be a non competitive completion event where your reward is enjoying the trails and company of your fellow runners and hikers.



Route:   The route attempts to use as many pathways, trails as possible and crosses several town trail systems, and county parks and mid pen open spaces.

Click here to view the Route in RideWithGPS

Distance: 26.9 miles

Elevation Gain: 2983

Elevation Loss: 3246

Elevation Profile:

Returning back to the starting area:  TDB – The route finishes in Half Moon Bay.  There are public buses that go from Half Moon Bay back to the Los Altos area or you can arrange and share a shuttle among your friends.

Purissima Redwoods trail

Higgins Rd – Not like the redwoods but passes many farms and coast properties. Mainly limited to walking on the pavement. Very little traffic.

Sam Trans Bus Schedule –

On weekends, there is a bus that runs hourly from a bus stop near the end of this route called Bus Route 294 that will take you to the Cal Train Station at Hillsdale.  From Hillsdale you could take Cal Train to PA or MV near Los Altos.


Here is the information on that bus schedule.

Here is a Wooside to the Sea Geospacial PDF Map to be downloaded to Avenda  (click on PDF below)




Half Moon Bay has lots of food and other services in addition to the beach!