Montara Mountain Trail

HARD 202 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.

7.2 miles
1650 feet
Out & Back



nature trips

trail running


horseback riding



wild flowers

no dogs

Parking off of Cabrillo HWY

21 days ago

Great trail with beautiful views.

1 month ago

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

2 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.

2 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.

3 months ago

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

3 months ago

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

5 months ago

Great hard hike

6 months ago

Nice trail, great views.

8 months ago

beautiful ocean views.

8 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.

10 months ago

Have awesome views.. very shady..

10 months ago

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

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

Friday, September 16, 2016

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

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Loved this hike! Incredible views.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Great views as I took the trail down to gray whale cove, and witnessed some whales enjoying themselves.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

It's a beautiful trail with a great view of the bay.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Beautiful day! Start with a gradual climb along some switch backs. Spring is still here as we saw thistles, daisies, hydrangeas, blackberries, red paintbrush-like flowers and more. Fragrances all around with the eucalyptus, bay trees, rosemary and the ocean. We had a semi-clear sunny day. The view was of Pacifica, Highway 1, San Francisco... even Alcatraz! Bring a wind breaker and the hike to summit wasn't too shabby. You'll be walking on textured rocks. The park itself has well kept bathrooms and visitor center. Do remember your $6USD if you are parking at the San Pedro County Park.

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