Montara Mountain Trail

HARD 43 reviews

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.

7.2 miles 1784 feet Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

views

wild flowers

no dogs

Parking off of Cabrillo HWY

hiking
22 days ago

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

25 days ago

1 month ago

Beautiful views!

2 months ago

Best hike on the coast

hiking
2 months ago

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

3 months ago

Loved this hike! Incredible views.

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3 months ago

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4 months ago

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

hiking
5 months ago

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

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5 months ago

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5 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.

5 months ago

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5 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
6 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
7 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
7 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.

8 months ago

Awesome hike

8 months ago

9 months ago

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9 months ago

So good! Me and my dog love it here!