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54 mi 87 km of trail 12 Recommended Routes

Gems 2 Gems Easy Trails 8 Trails Intermediate Trails 32 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 - 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 Pacifica Beach is beautiful from the Pedro Point Highlands.
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 Coastline views near Mori Point.
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 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 Bunny
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 Bunny
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 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 The lookout at the high point of the 4k route.
Intermediate

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

Trails in Pacifica - 38

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1.2 mi 2.0 km #1San Pedro Rock
Intermediate
Pacifica, CA
Intermediate
Pacifica, CA
0.6 mi 1.0 km #2Mussel Rock Trail
Intermediate
Broadmoor, CA
Intermediate
Broadmoor, CA
2.5 mi 4.0 km #3Montara Mountain Trail
Intermediate
Pacifica, CA
Intermediate
Pacifica, CA
0.4 mi 0.6 km #4Bluff Trail
Difficult
Pacifica, CA
Difficult
Pacifica, CA
3.9 mi 6.2 km #5North Peak Access Road Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Montara, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Montara, CA
3.6 mi 5.8 km #6Scarper Road
Very Difficult
Montara, CA
Very Difficult
Montara, CA
0.5 mi 0.8 km #7Sweeney Meadow Trail
Intermediate
Millbrae, CA
Intermediate
Millbrae, 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
6.4 mi 10.3 km #10Old San Pedro Mountain Road
Intermediate/Difficult
Montara, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Montara, CA
1.0 mi 1.7 km #11Gray Whale Cove Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Montara, CA
Easy/Intermediate
Montara, CA
0.7 mi 1.2 km #12Milagra Battery Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Pacifica, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Pacifica, CA
0.6 mi 1.0 km #13South Ridge Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Pacifica, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Pacifica, CA
1.2 mi 2.0 km #14California Coastal Trail: Mori Point
Intermediate
Pacifica, CA
Intermediate
Pacifica, CA
0.6 mi 1.0 km #15Milagra Ridge Trail
Intermediate
Pacifica, CA
Intermediate
Pacifica, CA
0.6 mi 0.9 km #16The Mile Trail
Difficult
Pacifica, CA
Difficult
Pacifica, CA
0.6 mi 1.0 km #17Arroyo Trail
Difficult
Pacifica, CA
Difficult
Pacifica, CA
1.3 mi 2.0 km #18Mori Ridge Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Pacifica, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Pacifica, CA
0.9 mi 1.5 km #19Old Half Moon Bay-Colma Road
Intermediate/Difficult
Montara, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Montara, CA
1.7 mi 2.7 km #20Baquiano Trail
Difficult
Pacifica, CA
Difficult
Pacifica, CA

Photos of Pacifica - 89

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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
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
Sunset from the junction of where the North Peak Access Road Trail breaks off from the Old San Pedro Mountain Road.
Nov 9, 2015 near Montara, CA