Sweeny Ridge Loop
ElevationAscent: 954' 291 m
Descent: -958' -292 m
High: 1,211' 369 m
Low: 610' 186 m
GradeAvg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 19% (11°)
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“This loop will have you feeling like you're "On top of the World."”— Phil DiGirolamo
Once you meet up with the Sweeney Ridge Trail, head south. The fork on your right is the Sweeney Horse Trail, which you'll take. Continue on the Sweeney Horse Trail until you come to the Sweeney Meadow Trail. The meadow for which the trail is named is a beautiful mid-way point to enjoy the view before you loop back to the Sweeney Ridge Trail.
If heading back to your vehicle via the Sweeney Ridge Trail and the Baquiano Trail isn't appealing without a few more miles, continue north past the Baquiano Trail. You have three options, veer right onto Sneath Lane and head down the hill, continue a while to the Mori Ridge Trail and go left or veer right on to the Notch Trail. All three of these trails add over another mile or two depending how far you want to follow them.
You can reach Sweeney Ridge off of either of these last three mentioned trails. Plan on working your way up more than another mile or two from their designated parking areas. You can get to the Sneath Lane and the Notch Trail trailheads from Highway 35 if you don't want to drive all the way into Pacifica.
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