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Mori Point and Sweeney Ridge Loop Trail via Skyline College

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Golden Gate National Recreation Area

Mori Point and Sweeney Ridge Loop Trail via Skyline College is a 9.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near San Bruno, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 9.4 mi Elevation gain 2,234 ft Route type Loop
Dogs on leash Hiking Nature trips Bird watching Running Beach Views Wild flowers Wildlife Rocky Scramble
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Note: It has been reported that the parking lot is CLOSED. Please see the park's website for up to date information. This is a nice trek along the Ridge and then down to the coast and looping back up to the Ridge. Awesome views. Dogs are not allowed on the trail between Skyline College and Sweeney Ridge as it is a butterfly reserve.

Parking is free at the back of Skyline College in Lot B on the weekends. However, during the week, this lot is used by maintenance workers. Therefore, we parked near the main entrance for $2 and walked through the campus back to trailhead behind Lot B.

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Megan Halligan
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Megan Halligan
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Yumi Kondo
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HikingGreat!

We did this hiking yesterday, clockwise. We started off from Sweeney Ridge Trail head at 10am. The parking still have spots. Took us 3.5 hours to complete, including the lunch break at Mori point for 30 min. In the morning, the fog was covering the mountain so we could not see anything :\ but it was not hot so we could speed up. By the time we arrived at the highway around 11 am, the sky cleared up. It's pretty confusing from the highway crossing to back to trail, Make sure to use GPS map on AllTrails.

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Eric Koger
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Steep. Scrambles. Sun exposed for almost whole thing. Great views! Busy on the bluff trail. If there’s no parking try the Shelldance Orchid Garden lot.

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Melissa Fletcher
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It was really hot today. There is very little shade on this hike. It was a good workout and the views of the ocean were fabulous.

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Shakir Hussain
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Gaurav Lamba
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This hike will take you through urban and rural areas. It starts at the top and goes to the sea before it climbs back up again to the top. There’s lots of good sights along the way. I saw many dolphins the day I hiked. I started the hike at 4:45, and finished up by 9. It had gotten dark by that time. It was great seeing the sunset from the trail.

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Nathan Tsang
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Two things I'd like to do differently on this hike: 1. Start at Mori Ridge Trailhead instead of the College Trailhead (Skyline College is still closed and street parking is limited, I ended up parking in a residential neighborhood). 2. Cross the Hwy-1 was rather unnerving. A driver told me to use the Fairway Park tunnel instead, it is much safer and less waiting. Also, part of the trail is on a church parking lot, and it could be completely fenced off in the future and making it unpassable. Just be aware.

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Advait Shinde
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A V
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Good trail, you can actually park and start the loop at the Sweeney ridge trailhead instead of the college. Fun to go to the ocean and see it all! More crowded and less mask wearing near the ocean but rest of the trail was good. Recommend starting early in the summer so it isn’t too hot (we started around 8:45Am)

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Tyler Chuck
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Great hike with nice views of the ocean! The part at Mori Point is often crowded, but the view there is amazing.

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Ryan Bear
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Kirsten Chrisco
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We had to park in a nearby community because all of the college parking lots are closed! We'd recommend going towards Mori Ridge in the beginning. We went the opposite direction and it was a brutal uphill battle on the way back. The second part was also really hidden behind a church in Pacifica, but if you go towards Mori Ridge you will avoid all of this.. The hike was really pretty overall, we just wished we had gone in the opposite direction. Would've made the hike much more enjoyable!

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Victoria Delzeith
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The lot is still closed but I was able to park in a neighborhood nearby. Foggy to start but cleared up by the ocean!

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Emily Chua
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Downhill Scramble between Sweeney ridge trail and the road. Difficult to cross highway 1 so take caution!

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Jenn Hourani
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Super fun trail with lots of uphills. I’d say this is more of an “adventure” trail in that you’re never fully in the wilderness, and some spots where you’re down by roads and shops. lots of epic city and ocean views!

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Nicole Koutsodendris
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This was a really fun and beautiful trail with great views. However, it ended up being a really bad trail for our dog. We went hiking in mid-July and there is basically no shade on the trail. By the time we got to Mori point our dogs paw pads were burnt and peeling to the point where he couldn't walk further. Also, in the next few days after the hike, we found EIGHT ticks on him (and we hadn't taken him outside elsewhere due to his paw injuries). So I would not recommend this hike for dog owners.

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Jessica Rogers
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Started at Mori ridge trail head, incline up for 30 from the start! Going down the Mountain towards the beach was a little rocky and scary at first.When we got to the beach there was a little creek leading down to the ocean. Have to climb back up the Mountain and decided to go up to Beach to the trail and instead of going back to the starting point. We walked along sharp beach on beach Blvd.

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Courtney Parks
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Due to the campus closure, had to park about .5 miles away in residential area. Hiked the loop clockwise and would recommend. Mori Point is a great location to explore, take a rest, and take in the views. If you go this direction, when you cross back over highway 1, you do not walk along a road up Mori Ridge Road to an Orchid shop to meet back up with the trailhead. Overall, great views, well distributed elevation, some good elevation challenges.

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Phynix Napoles
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Juan Chavez
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Really nice hike, didn’t get to finish the whole hike because someone twisted their ankle.

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S S
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HikingNo shadeOff trailRocky

Very beautiful view of ocean from elevation. Carry lot of water.

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Jamie Yang
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Im glad I went clockwise it was a beautiful view going down. Bluff trail was my favorite!!!

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