McNee Ranch State Park is located on the San Francisco Peninsula in San Mateo County, approx. 20 miles south of San Francisco and eight miles north of Half Moon Bay on Highway One. The highest point in this park rises to 1,898 feet above sea level, and contains extensive biodiversity where endangered species such as Hickman's potentilla, San Mateo thornmint, and Acanthomintha duttonii are found. On clear days the summit provides spectacular views of much of the San Francisco Bay Area. There are two beach access points from the bluff area. One access is across from Second Street. The second access is located about a half-mile north on the ocean side of Highway 1. Please note that the paths down to the beach are steep. Park closes at sunset.

Great hike ! Not as difficult as all trails wants you to believe :):)

hiking
10 days ago

Would rate this easy to moderate. On a beautiful day with no fog, you can see pretty far out, we could see Mount Diablo from where we were. Great trail with plenty of beautiful views of the surrounding area and the Pacific Ocean! Parking at the trailhead can get tricky, but there's a bigger lot for the beach farther down, though walking to the trailhead on the highway can be a little nerve wrecking (especially when you have two pups in tow)

One of the better down hill experiences yet! I recommend taking the trail side up instead of the road -- it's tough, but doable geared really low. Check the weather before heading out here to see if it's cloudy. If it is cloudy there's a good chance it's foggy at the top (or fog leading to the top). Muscle and maneuver over the loose gravel because the descent is totally worth it!

Be careful of poison oak! There is a lot in the ginning of the hike. Would've been spectacular views but can be very foggy especially during the summer months