I really enjoyed this trail with friends and went over to Half Moon Bay and enjoyed the Orchard Nursery before heading back. We parked at Skyline College. I was glad we started in the fog as the steps in the heat may have been more challenging! Graffiti bunkers, Mori Point, ocean views and wildflower added to a nice hike!
Jennifer D. on Mori Point Trail
Mori Point is really just one of my favorite spots to go walk or run alone. I feel pretty safe here. There's always people either walking their dogs and chatting or running. Typically I like to go from Mori beach to Rockaway beach up the winding path to Linda Mar Beach. Whether running or walking, you will not be disappointed with the weather nor the views you will see. There are some trails with very steep hills, be careful some have a lot of loose rocks.
Whoever decided this trail is 'moderate' is either in Olympian shape or sadistic. Or this app's algorithms got this wrong. I am a pretty avid hiker and do trails of all levels, and this rivals some of the more strenuous ones. I do think I made a mistake in what direction I chose to go in when first starting out (Go left!!), but either way you are facing a steep and relentless climb back up. The views are pretty enough, but if I put this amount of effort into something, I want spectacular- and it's not that. Mori Point is the obvious highlight though it's definitely not the prettiest stretch of coastline the Bay Area has to offer. I don't regret doing the hike, but not the best and it was definitely a better workout than I was prepared for. Also, I started from Skyline College, and it's close to a mile away from the trailhead, so this was unexpected added distance.
Great hike but I think it's a bit more than the moderate rating they've given here. There is a lot of climbing and if the sun is out it can be very hot as there is little cover. Also, you have to cross the highway at one point so be ready to scramble across quickly.
You start at the top of the ridge with amazing views of both the ocean and bay and then hike down to the ocean. We saw a bunch of whales right off Mori point. This hike also includes the SF Bay Discovery point. I'd definitely go again.