Montara Mountain Trail

HARD 43 reviews

Montara Mountain Trail is a 7.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Pacifica, California 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.

7.2 miles 1778 feet Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

views

wild flowers

no dogs

Parking off of Cabrillo HWY

hiking
2 months ago

great workout, beautiful sunsets and great views of both the city and ocean!

2 months ago

3 months ago

Beautiful views!

3 months ago

Best hike on the coast

hiking
4 months ago

Good views and great exercise. Very good climbs to keep you in shape.

4 months ago

Loved this hike! Incredible views.

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Great views as I took the trail down to gray whale cove, and witnessed some whales enjoying themselves.

hiking
6 months ago

It's a beautiful trail with a great view of the bay.

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

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.

7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

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.

hiking
8 months ago

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.

hiking
8 months ago

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.

hiking
9 months ago

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.

9 months ago

Awesome hike

9 months ago

10 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

So good! Me and my dog love it here!