MOST beautiful views! Poor signage & good bit of incline

I was here on 5/30/20. Parking lot was closed. I had to parked at Rodeo Avenue and 101 south. It was over 11 miles round trip for me. I was hiking from Rodeo Avenue up about 1 mile with 500ft of the elevation change to Bobcat trail. it is so many different trails up hill, I hiking down to Tennessee Valley and Tennessee Beach and come back, it was about 2,200 ft gain, it is the most spectacular view of the mountains, incredible view of the ocean and indeed of the city. I had everything in one hike. I was able to see Oakland Bay, Tiburon, GGB, SF bay... and a lot more... At Tennessee beach I was climbed up 800 ft to vista point. It is the most amazing relaxing view I haven’t never seen, since no one was there. I will come back here again for HILL 88. Happy hike everyone,

I was here on 5/30/20. Parking lot was closed and bathrooms closed. I had parked my car at Rodeo Avenue. It was over 11 miles round trip for me, I was hiking from the mountain down to the ocean and come back, it was about 2,200 ft gain, it is the most spectacular view of the mountains, incredible view ocean and indeed of the city. I had everything in this hike. I was able to see Oakland Bay, Tiburon, GGB, SF bay... and a lot more... At Tennessee beach I was climbed up 800 ft to vista point. It is the most amazing relaxing view I haven’t never seen, since not many people up there. I will come back here again for HILL 88. Happy hike everyone,

One of the best hiker near to San Francisco which overlooks the ocean and at the same time makes you feel secluded.

hiking
3 days ago

Easy trail with beautiful views! Loved it!

hiking
3 days ago

Easy and pretty

I was here on 6/1/2020. The parking lot was closed but you still can parking in the street, Very busy hike but still nice view of the ocean

Pretty trail. No shade. Pretty wildflowers. Steady climb at the end. Good for social distancing. Fair amount of bikes.

hiking
4 days ago

cool hike

Loved this hike! This route began with a half mile climb up stairs. Then there is a rather long down hill portion that drops you onto the beach. The second half of the hike was definitely more challenging than the first. A lot of up hill climbing and a ton of stairs. The views make it worth it though!

Very nice and scenic trail!

hiking
no shade
5 days ago

Good all around hiking and biking trail starts out with some uphill gravel then trancends into dirt with switchbacks and some shortcuts . not too steep and not too long it’s an easy hour and a half round-trip.There is the option to continue to Sweeney Ridge and working way north all the way up to Milagra Ridge or Sharp Park Road you can also drop down to San Bruno via Sneath Lane lots of options and opportunities for both hiking and biking.

hiking
5 days ago

Loved this hike! Definitely one of my favorite ones I’ve done. We were able to hike down to the labyrinth and beach which was very cool.

Hiked the trail starting from mori point trailhead next to the orchid gardens (official trailhead). Hikes clockwise. Uphill for first 30ish minutes but good road with lots of space. Very nice along ridge with great views of ocean and bay. Passed the old missile station and Portola discovery site. Way down along a single trail (watch for mountain bikers!!) with lots of flowers and lush green. Steep! Crossed highway to beach and along beach trails. Very nice spots for lunch etc. bring water as no shade along trail.

Actually better than I thought. Nice pretty deserted trail early to get you to Mori point. Once there it started to get a bit more crowded. Gorgeous views. Had to park on the street due to Covid which added a bit of mileage. Some weird areas where you have to cross busy roads but people will stop for you if you wait. Also difficult to find the trail behind the church at first. Go around the blue shed to your right and look left and it’s a bit hidden. After that it’s some steep incline for a mile or so. Great workout overall!

Good trail, nice stop over for lunch at rodeo beach, very empty bc no cars allowed in which was great

Solid trail with views. No shade. Good vegetation to see. Not too difficult. Good for group hiking

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bugs
muddy
off trail
over grown
6 days ago

Great Trail - some good inclines with some over grown areas. We followed the trail and it led us down a very steep hill with a lot of weeds. Also my dog came home with a tick

hiking
rocky
6 days ago

Perfect trail/hike for the whole family ! Took our 5 & 6 year old girls for their first hike and everyone did well !

Would not rate it hard

An okay trail, but there are better options in the area. The views are okay but not great, and you kinda have to make an effort to look toward the ocean a lot of the time. The last 1.5 miles or so is overgrown to the point of (relatively easy) bushwhacking, and there’s not much to see at Scarpa Peak, though the mossy trees are very pretty. It’s pretty remote so you may want to let someone know where you are if solo hiking. I carry a sat beacon but it felt like it could easily be weeks before somebody came by if something happened at Scarpa Peak. Beware that clouds in Half Moon Bay may mean rain at the peak that won’t show up in any weather forecast. BTW the peak is named after George Scarpa, though it’s mostly called “Scarper” or sometimes“Scarpet” today. There’s a fascinating article about the history of the name at bit.ly/2yNPVBR. (It’s more interesting than it sounds.)

nature trips
no shade
8 days ago

Awesome trail. Really beautiful forested stairs on the way up. The majority of the trail was wide and had no shade. It was pretty foggy despite being a hot day and I got vertigo at the last strip and didn’t go down hawk camp. Really gorgeous with some decent views.

I was here on 5/21/2020 I had no problem with the parking. Easy hike, pretty view of the ocean, a lot of rolling hills, It make the view more spectacular after I get to the top of the hill. Some high inclines, on edge of the cliff and steep made it more fun. A small steam of fresh water rundown from Sweeney Ridge to the ocean, make it more special. You can find them all in this trail. I will come back.

hiking
no shade
9 days ago

I came here with a friend to knock off two sections of the Bay Area Ridge Trail - Sweeney Ridge and Milagra Ridge. We did a car shuttle and started at Sneath Lane and walked 10 miles to the end in Pacifica (Palmetto). The morning started out blazing hot with not a breeze and it was somewhat uncomfortable, but as we approached Skyline College, we encountered a wall of cool weather and that made a big difference. Lovely views and lots of little bunnies hopping around! In late May, we still saw a lot of wildflowers here and there.

hiking
10 days ago

Amazing on a sunny day. More crowded than I’d expect for a Tuesday during shelter in place. Hard to maintain 6ft in some places

hiking
bridge out
rocky
10 days ago

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