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Make sure to see the Methueulah tree and the sandstone!

Great trail for shade. It's muddy after the rains, and don't expect views, but if you're craving a redwood hike without too many people, this one is for you!

This is my third time hiking in the area and each time I see something new. This is a great workout with stairs and a good mix of ascending/descending, all with a great view. This is also one of the shorter mileage hikes that features the ridge and the beach.

Love this trail!

Love it!!! just so nature!!!

good to have on hand at a moments notice where ever you are when you a looking for an activity.
also shows if dogs are allowed before you get there so trips aren't wasted.

Pretty views but don't hike this in summer/dry season unless you want to be a bug buffet

Good forest trail. But there is just one interesting vista point, that’s all. Nothing special

This was a great hike, it’s super shaded so great for sunny days, easy to find too.

Good hike, definitely challenging! We did a side trail not shown to see the sand stone formation, which was worth it - that trail is marked too! We didn’t do the fir trail portion due to being too tired! On the plus side, it was well shaded and the temperature was perfect for starting the hike at 8am

Beautiful trail. Watch out for the poison ivy

5 months ago

Very nice and shady hike. Saw several banana slugs and all kinds of birds. Very few people this morning and we got there that at about 10:30am on Sunday. The sandstone deck is a nice photo op. There were some mountain bikers who were quite cautious and respectful. That little portion down to the bottom of Fir trail is awesome. The rest of the hike is easy but sticking with that descent and hike up gives you a great little workout with plenty of time to relax for the remainder of the hike.

5 months ago

The old Spanish trail becomes non-dog friendly about half way down the right side of the loop, had to turn back. Lots of mountain bikes going pretty fast on alpine road which made hiking with a dog on the narrow trails less than ideal. A couple of nice vistas.

We modified this trail a bit by starting at Rockaway Beach and skipping the trail that leads to and from the college. It was about two miles shorter doing it this way. We went counter-clockwise and the first three miles were straight up with amazing views everytime we turned around. The top flattened out for about a mile and then you head back down with those same amazing views in front of you!
Crossing the road was pretty annoying. You have to be prepared to wait for a break in traffic and then run to the middle of the road, wait for another break in traffic and run to the other side.
We walked about a block through the neighborhood and connected with the lower Mori point trail (bathrooms) and then it was about .3mi to connect back with the coastal trail to Mori Point or you could continue on the lower trail and take a steep set of stairs to get up to Mori Point.
The views from Mori Point are fantastic! We timed it so we could be there around sunset, which is why we parked at Rockaway Beach.

Gorgeous and challenging!

Solid loop with great views!

There was tons of available parking at Skyline College and it was free.99! Overall a lightly trafficked trails east of hwy 1, but very very busy on the trails near the beach.

As Paul Berens mentioned, finding the Baquinao Trail was difficult. It seemed mostly used for mountain biking, but luckily we did not encounter any descending cyclists.

Beautiful hike. And a great workout. We followed the map as best we could but three points where we got disconnected from the trail—or where the map is tricky to follow—are:

1) crossing the Cabrillo Hwy (where Sweeney Ridge is transitioning to Old Mori Rd). As others are pointing out the crossing point on the map is a jay-walk and extremely dangerous, so use the cross-walk just north of it.

2) the Bluff Trail as it descends the bluff down to Rockaway Beach

3) picking up the beginning of the Baquinao Trail just north of Our Savior's Lutheran Church. On the last point, we ascended what we thought might be an MTB trail just north of and parallel to Baquinao—beware of downhilling mountain bikers! Anyway, I'm keen to try it again to see if/where we went astray.

on Coal Creek Trail

11 months ago

Great hike..nice views...if you have a dog-comb them for ticks afterwards..not too many, but be cautious..

Really cool trail. Can get a little interesting as far as going down hill goes. Will definitely keep going.

Sweet & Quiet

Monday, September 18, 2017

Shady forested area, really nice

on Tafoni and Fir Trail

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Amazing hike if you go down to the bottom of the fir trail and climb back up. Almost 1000 feet of elevation over 1 Mile. Very challenging without stopping but great for training the lungs. Also the sandstone rock is amazing. I went on a Friday when it was 100 degrees so I had the whole trail to myself. Bring plenty of water as it was the first time I finished my 3 liter bladder right as I was walking to the car. Also the trail head is across the street down 0.1 miles from Skeggs Parking lot.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Nice shaded trail although not very scenic.

Awesome workout trail. Loved it.

Definitely a hard trail. Gorgeous views of the ocean and the bay.

Hard trail, if you are looking for a work out. Make sure you have traction on your shoes and use the GPS on the AllTrails map to guide you. As far as views goes, nothing to write home about. Also crossing the highways were a buzzkill.

Trail is not a circle. Points on map do not connect and easy to get lost. Never hiking this map again!

Friday, June 09, 2017


Sunday, June 04, 2017

Solid P'nsula Hike. Easy to find trail head however parking lot fills up. DONT take the spur (more later). Mostly covered - trail in good condition - only one I saw on the trail at 7AM were a ton of mountain bikers - nice guys but some of the trails are really narrow for two. I took the spur that is on the original map - dont do it. Straight down, nothing at the bottom and coming up wasnt easy. Keeping it from a 5 star - no real views

Sunday, June 04, 2017

Great hike. Shady most the way. Mountain bikers frequently the back half. What goes down must come up!! :-)

Saturday, May 27, 2017

I pleasant enough walk in the forest, and perfect for a casual morning / afternoon hike. I wouldn't recommend taking the southern spur: there was nothing but a dusty trail down there, and walking back up wasn't particularly exciting.

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