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54 mi 87 km of trail 12 Recommended Routes

Gems 2 Gems Easy Trails 10 Trails Intermediate Trails 30 Trails Hard Trails 10 Trails
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gem Favorite Looking towards Pedro Point Headlands. The grade line for a train that went around the headlands is still visible. The route was quickly abandoned because the land is too unstable to be maintained.

San Pedro Rock

(2) Pacifica, CA
gem Favorite Grey Whale Cove, rocks and waves

Gray Whale Cove State Beach

(1) Montara, CA

Recommended Routes in Pacifica - 7

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Favorite Near the top of Pt. Montara.
Intermediate/Difficult

Montara Mountain from Gray Whale Cove

9.9 mi 16.0 km 1,758' Up 535.69 m Up 1,758' Down 535.78 m Down

Montara, CA
Favorite The "Grand Stairway" at Bootleggers Cove.
Intermediate

Mori Point

2.4 mi 3.9 km 331' Up 100.76 m Up 330' Down 100.73 m Down

Pacifica, CA
Favorite Pacifica Beach is beautiful from the Pedro Point Highlands.
Intermediate/Difficult

Pedro Point Headlands Loop

2.3 mi 3.7 km 481' Up 146.73 m Up 481' Down 146.51 m Down

Pacifica, CA
Favorite Pacifica bluffs to Montara Mountain from below the Mussel Rocks parking area
Difficult

Mussel Rock Park Tour

2.2 mi 3.6 km 310' Up 94.64 m Up 310' Down 94.47 m Down

Broadmoor, CA
Favorite The lookout at the high point of the 4k route.
Intermediate/Difficult

Sweeny Ridge Loop

5.7 mi 9.1 km 954' Up 290.82 m Up 958' Down 292.09 m Down

Pacifica, CA
Favorite Even beneath overcast skies, appreciating the sharp contrast between rock and sea demands more time than cars will ever provide.
Easy/Intermediate

Devil's Slide Trail

2.5 mi 4.1 km 269' Up 82.1 m Up 269' Down 81.88 m Down

Pacifica, CA
Favorite Ranger doing field work.
Easy/Intermediate

Milagra Ridge Tour

1.7 mi 2.7 km 152' Up 46.33 m Up 145' Down 44.09 m Down

Pacifica, CA

Trails in Pacifica - 38

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1.2 mi 2.0 km #1San Pedro Rock
Intermediate
Pacifica, CA
Intermediate
Pacifica, CA
2.5 mi 4.0 km #2Montara Mountain Trail
Intermediate
Pacifica, CA
Intermediate
Pacifica, CA
0.4 mi 0.6 km #3Bluff Trail
Difficult
Pacifica, CA
Difficult
Pacifica, CA
3.9 mi 6.2 km #4North Peak Access Road Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Montara, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Montara, CA
3.6 mi 5.8 km #5Scarper Road
Difficult
Montara, CA
Difficult
Montara, CA
0.5 mi 0.8 km #6Sweeney Meadow Trail
Intermediate
Millbrae, CA
Intermediate
Millbrae, CA
6.4 mi 10.3 km #7Old San Pedro Mountain Road
Intermediate/Difficult
Montara, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Montara, CA
1.5 mi 2.4 km #8Alta Vista Trail
Difficult
Montara, CA
Difficult
Montara, CA
2.2 mi 3.6 km #9Sweeney Ridge Trail
Intermediate
Pacifica, CA
Intermediate
Pacifica, CA
3.8 mi 6.2 km #10Hazelnut Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Pacifica, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Pacifica, CA
0.6 mi 1.0 km #11Mussel Rock Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Broadmoor, CA
Easy/Intermediate
Broadmoor, CA
1.0 mi 1.7 km #12Gray Whale Cove Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Montara, CA
Easy/Intermediate
Montara, CA
0.7 mi 1.2 km #13Milagra Battery Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Pacifica, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Pacifica, CA
0.6 mi 1.0 km #14South Ridge Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Pacifica, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Pacifica, CA
1.2 mi 2.0 km #15California Coastal Trail: Mori Point
Intermediate
Pacifica, CA
Intermediate
Pacifica, CA
0.6 mi 1.0 km #16Milagra Ridge Trail
Intermediate
Pacifica, CA
Intermediate
Pacifica, CA
0.6 mi 0.9 km #17The Mile Trail
Difficult
Pacifica, CA
Difficult
Pacifica, CA
0.6 mi 1.0 km #18Arroyo Trail
Difficult
Pacifica, CA
Difficult
Pacifica, CA
1.3 mi 2.0 km #19Mori Ridge Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Pacifica, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Pacifica, CA
0.9 mi 1.5 km #20Old Half Moon Bay-Colma Road
Intermediate/Difficult
Montara, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Montara, CA

Photos of Pacifica - 93

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Sunset from above the beach at Mussel Rocks
Mar 14, 2019 near Broadmoor, CA
The reservoir and the bay view.
Jul 5, 2020 near Pacifica, CA
Near the top of Pt. Montara.
Nov 9, 2015 near Montara, CA
The "Grand Stairway" at Bootleggers Cove.
Mar 29, 2016 near Pacifica, CA
Looking towards Pedro Point Headlands. The grade line for a train that went around the headlands is still visible. The route was quickly abandoned because the land is too unstable to be maintained.
Jan 1, 2018 near Pacifica, CA
Colorful rock formations and waves and Mussel Rock Park
Mar 14, 2019 near Broadmoor, CA
Pacifica bluffs to Montara Mountain from below the Mussel Rocks parking area
Mar 14, 2019 near Broadmoor, CA
View of the water.
Nov 10, 2015 near Montara, CA