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North Peak Access Road Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.4 (8)

An airy trail with ocean views and views of San Francisco.


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Map Key

3.9

Miles

6.2

KM

Point to Point

1,890' 576 m

High

83' 25 m

Low

1,807' 551 m

Up

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Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

23%

Max Grade (13°)

Dogs Leashed

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Description

This trail breaks off from the Old San Pedro Mountain Road Trail and continues the climb up to the top of Montara Mountain. At the top, you can see all the way to San Francisco (even the Golden Gate on a clear day).

The whole trail is exposed, so bring plenty of water and wear sunblock on the rare sunny day! There is a steady incline until you reach mile 4-5, where it flattens out mostly near the top of the Mount Montara.

Flora & Fauna

Typical coastal bluff foliage.

Contacts

Shared By:

Willie Virgen

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  4.4 from 8 votes

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  4.4 from 8 votes
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#646

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Photos

Near the top of Pt. Montara.
Nov 9, 2015 near Montara, CA
View of the water.
Nov 10, 2015 near Montara, CA
Sunset from the junction of where the North Peak Access Road Trail breaks off from the Old San Pedro Mountain Road.
Nov 9, 2015 near Montara, CA
Looking towards Montara State Beach.
Jul 17, 2022 near Montara, CA
Rancho Corral de Tiera from North Peak.
Jul 17, 2022 near Montara, CA
Hiker with dog walking down North Peak Access Road Trail.
Apr 19, 2021 near Montara, CA

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Jun 25, 2022
Megan Davidson
come back in spring for better berry selection. thimbleberries were dried up, only a few blackberries. 8.5mi — 5h 00m
Feb 12, 2022
Tilman Giese
Sep 30, 2020
A Mom
Jul 12, 2020
Quentin Riffard
Mar 16, 2020
Gabriel Kong
Nice paved hike, rare beautiful day with very little wind but brisk air. — 1h 30m
Aug 24, 2019
Anton Travinsky
all clear, great views — 16h 09m
Apr 7, 2019
el soufy
7.2mi — 2h 49m
Jul 14, 2018
Chris Ochoa
Made it 2.57 miles. Elevation 1365. More water!!! 5mi