Montara Mountain Trail

Montara Mountain, California

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Montara Mountain Trail is a hiking and horse trail in Pacifica, California. It is within San Pedro Valley County Park and Montara Mountain. It is 2.4 miles long and begins at 189 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,697 feet. Near the trailhead there are restrooms, drinking water, and parking.
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Montara Mountain Trail is a hiking and horse trail in Pacifica, California. It is within San Pedro Valley County Park and Montara Mountain. It is 2.4 miles long and begins at 189 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,697 feet. Near the trailhead there are restrooms, drinking water, and parking. This trail connects with the following: North Peak Access Road, Brooks Creek Trail and Old Trout Farm Loop Trail.
Activity Type: Hiking, Horseback Riding, Trail Running, Walking
Nearby City: Montara Mountain
Distance: 2.4
Elevation Gain: 1,697 feet
Trailhead Elevation: 189 feet
Top Elevation: 1,386 feet
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Parks: Montara Mountain
Elevation Min/Max: 189/1386 ft
Elevation Start/End: 189/189 ft

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"The hike to the top of Montara Mountain is a climb above the Pacific Coast along a dirt fire road. The easy access off CA 1 and the privilege of hiking on state park land combined with spectacular coastal views on a clear day make this steady two- hour cardio workout an exhilarating excursion for fit dogs and humans.

The sign is recessed from the small parking area off the shoulder. There is a larger parking area just short of 8.0 miles on the west side of the highway. The trailhead is at the fire lane gate in the parking area on the east side of the highway. You will see a sign on the right of the gate indicating that dogs need to be on leash."

"Montara Mountain is a solid block of granite towering over Pacifica, a landmark peak forgotten by the Bay Area. Views are tremendous."

"Just 10 miles south of San Francisco, chaparralcloaked Montara Mountain rises up from the ocean at Pacifica, offering quick and easy access for hikes with incredible views, interesting vegetation, and frequent animal sightings."

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