Montara Mountain North Peak Loop Trail

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Montara Mountain North Peak Loop Trail is a 7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Montara, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
7.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1870 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

beach

views

wild flowers

wildlife

A beautiful trail that overlooks the Pacific. Climb up towards North Peak which can be very steep in sections, and bring your mountain bike if you want to cruise down on the way back. Overlook pristine coastal landscapes from a mountain top that's just a short drive from San Francisco. If you're looking for sun along the fog-bound San Francisco peninsula coastline, then Montara Mountain is the place to head for. Rising almost 2,000 feet above the beaches of Pacifica, here is where the sun often breaks through the clouds. Even when the sun continues to hide, there's still a chance that by the time you hike to the summit you'll be hiking above the clouds.

14 hours ago

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

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19 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)

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25 days ago

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!

26 days ago

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

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