Sweeney Ridge Trail via Mori Ridge

MODERATE 41 reviews

Sweeney Ridge Trail via Mori Ridge is a 4.6 mile out and back trail located near Pacifica, California that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.6 miles 1118 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

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wild flowers

wildlife

This hike connects to the Sweeny Ridge which offers excellent views of the Pacific Ocean. This area can often have lots of coastal fog, be prepared for all situations. The Mori Ridge trail climbs steadily up through over 1,000 feet of height - some of which is steep enough to make a regular walking gait difficult, and only the most kamikaze trail runner would attempt. This trail is a perfect choice for an out-and-back trail, if you're planning to head back as the sun sets over the Pacific Ocean, and the unencumbered views are nothing short of stunning.

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The trailhead is hard to find, it's behind the Shelldance Orchid Gardens on Mori Ridge Road. You can only get there by taking a right off of 1 North. It's a nice hike with good views of the coast on one side and bay on the other. Right from the start the trail climbs for about a mile, mile and a half then it's pretty flat once you're on top of the ridge. It wasn't busy (we hiked on a Sunday mid day) but there were other people on the trail. If it's sunny bring lots of water, there isn't much shade. It was a good little climb but the hike overall fell a little flat, not entirely sure why.

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We walked on pavement most of time. Probably wouldnt do this again

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very beautiful

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