Scenic Devil’s Slide Re-opens
A scenic stretch of the California coast was reopened last month for all to enjoy. The remote and undeveloped land, known as Devil’s Slide, was recently given a $2-million makeover to accommodate visitors, who are now welcome to hike, bike, walk dogs or ride horses along the road and marvel at the San Mateo County coastal geography and ocean views.
San Mateo County Supervisor Don Horsley, whose district includes Devil’s Slide, called the cliff-side trail “breathtaking” and said that its location now offers Bay Area residents unique foot access.
The former highway opened with two 6-foot bike lanes in each direction and a 10-foot area alongside for walkers and horseback riders. More information regarding the reopening of this scenic coastal area can be found here.
Parking is free. That’s right – FREE. The trail area is now a haven for nesting seabirds and peregrine falcons, a viewing site for seals and migrating whales and a lookout over undeveloped sweeping cliffs and crashing waves. When you go: Small parking lots are at the northern and southern ends of the trail, accessible via state Highway 1 on either side of the Tom Lantos Tunnels, beginning at 8 a.m.; closing times change seasonally. For more information, visit www.smcoparks.org.
Another great resource for the Devil’s Slide Coast can be found on this website, which details geography, history, recreation as well as amps and directions.
Bikes are in bloom at Bay Meadows. With this new coastal access for bicycles, as well as upcoming Bike To Work Day in May, we’re getting ready to roll. Don’t miss the chance to lead a healthy lifestyle. Enter to win a PUBLIC bike from Bay Meadows today.
It’s easy to enter the contest. All you need to do is enter your email address through our contest widget on Facebook. To maximize your chances of winning, you can also get optional bonus point entries for referring friends by sharing the contest using social media.
Everyone who enters the contest will automatically join the Bay Meadows email list where we’ll randomly draw one lucky winner. Deadline to enter is May 8, 2014 at 10:00AM PST.
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As we develop community, we want to see how you live or play at Bay Meadows. Share your fun lifestyle photos with our community by using #baymeadowslife. You could WIN $50 or our Grand Prize of $500 at the end of 2014 and be featured in a live pop-up gallery exhibit event.
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Photo credit: http://parks.smcgov.org