San Pedro Mountain Trail

Pacifica, California 94044

San Pedro Mountain Trail

San Pedro Mountain Trail Professional Review and Guide

"On this hike, you’ll gain 1740 feet in a very short stretch. This trail actually started in 1879, when settlers of Pacifica pushed a dirt trail up from the coastline over San Pedro Mountain, according to the city of Pacifica. Other than peak baggers, this hike is for people who love a challenge, with a great payoff of spectacular views. One note of caution: fog and wind pound the area at certain times of the year, so get a dependable weather report before venturing out and always pack raingear, just in case."

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9/6/2009
Some steep sections but nothing technical. We took Old San Pedro (from Grey Whale Cove parking lot) and then the North Peak trail to the top of North Peak. RT was around 9 miles. Beautiful views of the Pacific and California coast. Some sections had rock that reminded me of the Sierras. Overall, a very nice trail hike.
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10/15/2008
Great hike with amazing views. Wide fireroad makes for plenty of room. They aren't joking about a high climb though....Almost 2000 feet. It is a MAJOR workout for a 6 mile hike. Great views from the top!
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9/18/2006
Gorgeous views of the ocean and green rolling hills. Easy footwork along wide trail. Some parts of the trails that have steep ascents/decents are somewhat difficult due to bald dirt trail with little to give traction. Interesting and fun foilage in parts. Could see all the way to San Francisco (was a clear day). Able to relax on the large, beautiful beach afterwards.
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Trail Information

Pacifica
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
6
Distance
1,740 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
3 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
100 feet
Trailhead Elevation
1,840 feet
Top Elevation
McNee Ranch State Park Ranger Office
Local Contacts
USGS Montara Mountain
Local Maps