Montara Mountain Trail

HARD 225 reviews

Montara Mountain Trail is a 7.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Pacifica, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
7.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1650 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

horseback riding

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

no dogs

Parking off of Cabrillo HWY

hiking
2 days ago

I got there just before 9am and there were only two other vehicles there. I went alone and felt totally safe and absolutely loved it. It was uphill the whole time but it wasn’t crazy or too hard! Take water, for sure! And by the time I finished at 11, there were quite a few more vehicles and I was passing other people and could hear others on the trail. If you want more of a quiet solo hike, start early.

hiking
14 days ago

A great hike with stunning views. We parked the car on the street since the Park closes at 5pm. It can be a strenuous hike. Take plenty of water.

Amazing views!!!

hiking
1 month ago

All in all a pretty good trail, arrived about 1230 and hiked till about 5, Trail is pretty well maintained and good for running as well as hiking, enjoyed the trails that we took, next time will arrive earlier to experience more of the trails available.. will definitely come again.

2 months ago

Great trail with beautiful views.

3 months ago

Great hike. Very few people using the trail. I would not rate this as difficult. Nice uphill hike not too steep. Great views.

4 months ago

Nice hike. Loved it. The first half mile has this beautiful eucalyptus trees. Early morning fog + the fragrance of eucalyptus was refreshing. It’s a steady climb but I wouldn’t classify it as hard.

hiking
4 months ago

Trail was clear and very well marked. Not too steep. Incredible vistas of the pacific and the city of SF. Perfect morning or afternoon hike. Completed in 2:30.

hiking
5 months ago

Nice trail, pretty good workout but definitely not hard. Views are just okay hence the 3 star rating.

5 months ago

This trail is often foggy at the top. Check the weather (look out to the ocean for incoming fog) before starting!

7 months ago

Great hard hike

hiking
8 months ago

Nice trail, great views.

10 months ago

beautiful ocean views.

hiking
10 months ago

Beautiful views, but I hiked this yesterday and had to turn around after 1.5 miles because of the overgrown poison oak, everywhere! The beginning of the hike is hard, but looked flat afterwards.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Have awesome views.. very shady..

hiking
Sunday, January 29, 2017

Mixture of moderate and hard. Beautiful views. Small streams along the way.

hiking
Thursday, November 10, 2016

great workout, beautiful sunsets and great views of both the city and ocean!

Sunday, October 09, 2016

Beautiful views!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Best hike on the coast

hiking
Friday, September 16, 2016

Good views and great exercise. Very good climbs to keep you in shape.

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