Montara Mountain Trail is a 7.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Pacifica, CA that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Horses are also able to use this trail.
Parking off of Cabrillo HWY
Best hike on the coast
Good views and great exercise. Very good climbs to keep you in shape.
Loved this hike! Incredible views.
Great views as I took the trail down to gray whale cove, and witnessed some whales enjoying themselves.
It's a beautiful trail with a great view of the bay.
Beautiful day! Start with a gradual climb along some switch backs. Spring is still here as we saw thistles, daisies, hydrangeas, blackberries, red paintbrush-like flowers and more. Fragrances all around with the eucalyptus, bay trees, rosemary and the ocean. We had a semi-clear sunny day. The view was of Pacifica, Highway 1, San Francisco... even Alcatraz! Bring a wind breaker and the hike to summit wasn't too shabby. You'll be walking on textured rocks. The park itself has well kept bathrooms and visitor center. Do remember your $6USD if you are parking at the San Pedro County Park.
Best hike within a 30 min drive of San Francisco in my opinion. Wildflowers were in abundance, and even though it looked like we'd have a foggy view when we set off we were treated to blue skies for nearly the entire hike. Bring sunscreen as there's few trees on the upper half.
Took the approach from grey whale cove in May. Was a beautiful hike- and we did see whales, but there's lots of poison oak on the sides of the trail, so be careful.
It is a nice trail but no shade at all. You will see the ocean and some wild flowers depending on the time of the year. We also spotted some dolphins. This is a strenuous trail and not suitable for young children.
Fun hike, it was a Saturday and we only saw three other people the whole time. A well kept trail, and really a fun little trek. We saw a little herd of deer 15 feet from the trail at one point.
So good! Me and my dog love it here!
It was a good hike