Farallon View Milagra Ridge Trail is a 2.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Pacifica, CA that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Take this short paved trail for phenomenal views of the Pacific Ocean. This easy path is great for kids and is ADA accessible. The views make it worthwhile for hikers and walkers of all ages.
You get to see an awesome view of Pacifica and the ocean, but that's all you'll really be seeing. Not much entertainment walking this trail since it's all open and not too long, but it can be a workout climbing up a couple steps that is about 0.1 mi long.
This trail isn't too bad for hiking. It's more like a walk in the park, with a good view of Pacifica all the way down to the beach and the pier that extends from it. Depending on how far you go, you will find some old bunkers along the way as well as an area where an armory(closed off)/turret foundation are located. Beware though, that the bunkers that you can walk into have needles lying on the ground that most likely have been used, to watch out! The trail leads out to a small community where, you can either take the same trail back to the entrance or keep on walking to Pacifica.
I would come here a lot after work if I really needed some kind of hiking or workout experience outdoors. This trail is easy, with two steep hills that do not last very long (there are wooden stairs). This area is all shrubs, grass, few wildflowers, and you might be able to catch some wild strawberries. If you come around sundown, you get a gorgeous view of the sunset above the ocean and Pacifica.
Direction: Get on Sharp Park Road and head in whatever direction (depending on whether you're coming from San Bruno or Pacifica) towards Skyline College. The intersection intersects with College Drive. You will see a sign for Milagra Ridge across from the Skyline College entrance. Turn in and drive up the small hill until you reach the gate.