San Pedro Valley County Park Trails

Pacifica, California

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The park’s 1140 acres include the narrow valley along San Pedro Creek ’s middle fork and the steep ridges draining the south fork. San Pedro Valley has a significant place in early Bay Area history as the site of Indian villages and the site of Gaspar de Portolá’s camp from which his scouts climbed the ridge to get their first view of San Francisco Bay. An early outpost for Mission Dolores was in this valley, as was the adobe home of Francisco Sanchez, still standing and now a San Mateo County museum. Park trails offer a number of easy, level strolls and some vigorous climbs to the ridges above the valley. The creeks run clear, and are still spawning grounds for the steelhead trout that migrate upstream to the park each winter. The creeks furnish a substantial part of Pacifica ’s water supply. This trail guide includes the following trails: A Loop Trip to the Old Trout Farm and the Western Hillside, North Ridge Loop, The Hazelnut Ridge Loop, Montara Mountain Trail, Brooks Creek/Montara Mountain Trails Loop.

San Pedro Valley County Park Trails Professional Review and Guide

"The park’s 1140 acres include the narrow valley along San Pedro Creek ’s middle fork and the steep ridges draining the south fork. San Pedro Valley has a significant place in early Bay Area history as the site of Indian villages and the site of Gaspar de Portolá’s camp from which his scouts climbed the ridge to get their first view of San Francisco Bay. An early outpost for Mission Dolores was in this valley, as was the adobe home of Francisco Sanchez, still standing and now a San Mateo County museum. Park trails offer a number of easy, level strolls and some vigorous climbs to the ridges above the valley. The creeks run clear, and are still spawning grounds for the steelhead trout that migrate upstream to the park each winter. The creeks furnish a substantial part of Pacifica ’s water supply. This trail guide includes the following trails: A Loop Trip to the Old Trout Farm and the Western Hillside, North Ridge Loop, The Hazelnut Ridge Loop, Montara Mountain Trail, Brooks Creek/Montara Mountain Trails Loop."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Pacifica
Distance: 16.95
Trail Type: Several options
Duration: .5 to 3 hours
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: San Mateo County
Local Maps: USGS Montara Mountain
Driving Directions: Directions to San Pedro Valley County Park Trails

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May 2018