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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

Recommended Routes in Pedro Point Headlands - 2

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Favorite Pacifica Beach is beautiful from the Pedro Point Highlands.
Intermediate/Difficult 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
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Favorite The trail is named for a feature of geology: the shale and sandstone are slipping into the Pacific. Sturdy barriers protect the road without inhibiting views.
Easy/Intermediate 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
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Pedro Point Headlands Hiking

  • 4 Miles 7 Kilometers of Trail
  • 2 Recommended Routes
  • 1 Gem Gems
  • 1 Easy Trail Easy Trails
  • 6 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 2 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Pedro Point Headlands - 7

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0.4 mi 0.6 km #1Bluff Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Pacifica, CA
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Pacifica, CA
1.2 mi 2.0 km #2San Pedro Rock
Intermediate Intermediate
Pacifica, CA
Intermediate Intermediate
Pacifica, CA
0.6 mi 1.0 km #3South Ridge Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Pacifica, CA
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Pacifica, CA
0.6 mi 1.0 km #4Arroyo Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Pacifica, CA
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Pacifica, CA
0.3 mi 0.6 km #5Middle Ridge Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Pacifica, CA
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Pacifica, CA
0.9 mi 1.5 km #6Old Half Moon Bay-Colma Road
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Montara, CA
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Montara, CA

Photos of Pedro Point Headlands - 18

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The highest point of the trail is marked by this post.
Jun 4, 2017 near Pacifica, CA
Pacifica Beach is beautiful from the Pedro Point Highlands.
Jun 4, 2017 near Pacifica, CA
San Pedro Rock in the background, which can be hiked to at extreme low tide via a chain of 3 small islands. The Pilarcitos Fault has pushed the thick sedimentary layers nearly vertical and sheared them off on the north side
Jan 1, 2018 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
Bluff Trail to Pedro Point with San Pedro Rock below.
Mar 21, 2019 near Pacifica, CA
The trail is named for a feature of geology: the shale and sandstone are slipping into the Pacific. Sturdy barriers protect the road without inhibiting views.
May 25, 2019 near Montara, CA
Views and the general feel of a hazy day along Devil's Slide Trail.
May 25, 2019 near Montara, CA
Pedro Point.
Nov 29, 2020 near Pacifica, CA
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