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Bay Area Ridge Trail: Sweeney Ridge

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A trek along this 1,000-acre ridgetop visits the San Francisco Bay Discovery site.


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2.3

Miles

3.7

KM

Point to Point

1,259' 384 m

High

1,054' 321 m

Low

138' 42 m

Up

293' 89 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Unknown

Description

A trek along this 1,000-acre ridgetop visits the San Francisco Bay Discovery site, a former Nike missile site, and unique coastal plant communities. Offering sweeping views of the coast and bay, the trail is a combination of singletrack and unpaved and paved road. Because there is no trailhead on the southern end of the trail, this segment description is from north to south. The exposed ridge can be windy, foggy, or hot and is subject to sudden changes in weather. Hiker-only on Notch Trail.

This trail description is excerpted from the 2019 Bay Area Ridge Trail Guidebook. For details on all trails, trailheads and more buy the book from Wilderness Press.

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Cresting the top of the Sweeney Ridge Trail.
Apr 5, 2016 near Pacifica, CA
To the bay side, see the airport?
Mar 29, 2016 near Pacifica, CA
San Fransico Bay discovery monument.
Mar 29, 2016 near Pacifica, CA
Fog burns off the Bay Area on a beautiful day.
Apr 4, 2016 near Pacifica, CA

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