This is a beautiful, intermediate 4 mile loop. Starting at the parking lot just past the youth hostel, the trail takes you through a small field before the climb begins. The hardest part of the whole loop is next, about 30 minutes of medium level hiking. Once you reach the top, the rest of the hike is all at a slight decline. Another 20 to 30 minutes later, the trail will merge with a coastal fire road. At this point, there are several cut-throughs that connect out to the southern end of Limantour Beach. We saw several people that carried picnics for a lunch break. To head back, continue to follow the road as it curves inland between a tree-filled marsh and a steep hillside. Before you know it, you’ll be walking down the road past the hostel and back to your car.