Explore the best trails near Pacifica with detailed reviews, photos, trail maps, and driving directions curated by hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
dogs on leash
Nice little beach and walk any time the surf isn't up. When the surf is good it's crowded. Not too many years ago a couple of people stole a boat from one of the marinas and it ended up being beached here one day we were walking it. Craziest and dumbest city government anywhere to allow a Taco Bell to be built on this beach.
This is a fairly easy hiking trail. I took my 6 month old puppy with me for the first time and he loved it! Amazing views throughout the first half of the trail. We ended up walking to the beach right after! This is definitely somewhere I will be going again!
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.
Yolanda A. on Hazelnut Trail
2.25 miles of uphill hiking with occasional flat part....perfect start not so grueling for some. There are benches BUT, view is obstructed. Weather is great if you like the warm overcast with occasional sun peeking. last 2 miles is a cool down. A good time to take in the beautiful sights...enjoyable escape.
Jennifer D. on Mori Point Trail
Mori Point is really just one of my favorite spots to go walk or run alone. I feel pretty safe here. There's always people either walking their dogs and chatting or running. Typically I like to go from Mori beach to Rockaway beach up the winding path to Linda Mar Beach. Whether running or walking, you will not be disappointed with the weather nor the views you will see. There are some trails with very steep hills, be careful some have a lot of loose rocks.