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4 mi 7 km of trail 2 Featured Runs

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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

Featured Runs in Pedro Point Headlands - 2

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Favorite Pacifica Beach is beautiful from the Pedro Point Highlands.
Difficult

Pedro Point Headlands Loop

2.3 mi 3.7 km • Point to Point • 481 ft Ascent 146.73 m Ascent

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

Devil's Slide Trail

2.5 mi 4.1 km • Loop • 269 ft Ascent 82.1 m Ascent

(6) Pacifica, CA

Trails in Pedro Point Headlands - 6

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

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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
Pacifica Beach is beautiful from the Pedro Point Highlands.
Jun 4, 2017 near Pacifica, CA
The highest point of the trail is marked by this post.
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
Bluff Trail to Pedro Point with San Pedro Rock below.
Mar 21, 2019 near Pacifica, CA
Shelter Cove at the southern edge of Pacifica, with 17 rustic rental cottages that can only be reached via a foot path. The only public access to walk around the point at very low tide from Pedro Point or Linda Mar.
Jan 1, 2018 near Pacifica, CA
Shelter Cove beach and point between it and Linda Mar beach
Jan 1, 2018 near Pacifica, CA
Rustic, private boat launching docks at Pedro Point.
Jan 1, 2018 near Pacifica, CA

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