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Old San Pedro Mountain Road

Intermediate/Difficult
 3.8 (6)

A fire road trail with amazing views of San Fransico and the Pacific Ocean.


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6.4

Miles

10.3

KM

Point to Point

923' 281 m

High

113' 34 m

Low

813' 248 m

Up

883' 269 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

10%

Max Grade (6°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

This is an area within a network of trails that provides amazing views of San Francisco, the Pacific Ocean, and Highway 1. Most of the trail is exposed to sunlight (sunblock is recommended on the sunny days and be sure to bring water), dogs are allowed on leash, and there's plenty of elevation gain/loss to keep things interesting! There are some flatter trails and some that go all the way to the top Pt. Montara.

Starting at the beginning, the trail starts as a dirt path that navigates its way up the hills. It's thoroughly exposed the entire time. You'll encounter coastal shrubs and grasses with no trees really. Around mile two, the dirt trail turns into more of an old access road with some small rocks and hard-packed dirt. Here is where the serious incline begins and continues until about mile five. The trail stays like this until you reach mile five, where it flattens out (by this point you've reached the top of the ridge basically).

You'll have views of the entire coastline, San Franciso, Pacifica, Montara, and Moss Beach. Bring plenty of water and a snack for the top, as you'll want to soak up the view for a while.

Shared By:

Willie Virgen with improvements by GlorenX

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  3.8 from 6 votes

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Photos

Awesome view of Pacific Ocean
Dec 29, 2018 near Montara, CA
This is a bench just up the hill from Four Corners on Old San Pedro Mountain Road. Four Corners is a junction of many paths and trails covering the mountain.
Dec 3, 2020 near Montara, CA
Looking towards Montara State Beach.
Jul 17, 2022 near Montara, CA
Hiker with dog walking down North Peak Access Road Trail.
Apr 19, 2021 near Montara, CA
Montara State Beach from the junction of Old San Pedro Mountain Road and North Peak Access Road.
Jul 17, 2022 near Montara, CA
Graffiti Hill.
Jul 17, 2022 near Montara, CA

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