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Gems in Pacifica - 2

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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 - 12

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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 Mori Point. I have seen fishermen on the beach, but it is difficult to reach.
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 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

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 Pacifica bluffs to Montara Mountain from below the Mussel Rocks parking area
Intermediate/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 This is the beginning of the trail. In the distance you can see a sign displaying the name of the campsite to the right(campsite not shown in photo). Beyond this sign there is another telling the history of the Old Trout Farm.
Easy

Devils Slide Run - Fiery 4k

2.6 mi 4.2 km 642' Up 195.71 m Up 643' Down 196.08 m Down

Pacifica, CA
Favorite Near the top of Pt. Montara.
Intermediate

Devil's Slide Run - Evil 11k

7.1 mi 11.4 km 1,603' Up 488.54 m Up 1,606' Down 489.63 m Down

Pacifica, CA
Favorite This is the beginning of the trail. In the distance you can see a sign displaying the name of the campsite to the right(campsite not shown in photo). Beyond this sign there is another telling the history of the Old Trout Farm.
Easy

Devils Slide "Fiery Four" 4K Trail Run

3.0 mi 4.8 km 690' Up 210.43 m Up 691' Down 210.48 m Down

Pacifica, CA
Favorite Near the top of Pt. Montara.
Difficult

Devils Slide Run Dirty Thirty Trail Run 30K

18.9 mi 30.4 km 4,209' Up 1283.04 m Up 4,213' Down 1284.08 m Down

Pacifica, CA
Favorite Half way up Baquiano Trail looking back to Mori Point.
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 Near the top of Pt. Montara.
Difficult

Devil's Slide Run - Hella Hard Half

13.2 mi 21.2 km 2,947' Up 898.21 m Up 2,950' Down 899.28 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

Pacifica Running

  • 126 Miles 203 Kilometers of Trail
  • 12 Recommended Routes
  • 2 Gems Gems
  • 15 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 27 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 9 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Pacifica - 39

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0.4 mi 0.6 km #1Bluff Trail
Difficult
Pacifica, CA
Difficult
Pacifica, CA
0.5 mi 0.8 km #2Sweeney Meadow Trail
Intermediate
Millbrae, CA
Intermediate
Millbrae, CA
2.5 mi 4.0 km #3Montara Mountain Trail
Intermediate
Pacifica, CA
Intermediate
Pacifica, CA
1.2 mi 2.0 km #4San Pedro Rock
Intermediate
Pacifica, CA
Intermediate
Pacifica, CA
3.9 mi 6.2 km #5North Peak Access Road Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Montara, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Montara, CA
6.4 mi 10.3 km #6Old San Pedro Mountain Road
Intermediate/Difficult
Montara, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Montara, CA
3.8 mi 6.2 km #7Hazelnut Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Pacifica, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Pacifica, 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
3.6 mi 5.8 km #10Scarper Road
Very Difficult
Montara, CA
Very Difficult
Montara, CA

Photos of Pacifica - 98

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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
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
Pedro Point.
Nov 29, 2020 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