Mori Point Loop Trail

MODERATE 489 reviews

Mori Point Loop Trail is a 2.5 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Pacifica, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. 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: 2.5 miles Elevation Gain: 396 feet Route Type: Loop

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kid friendly

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beach

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Just a short distance down the coast from the city of San Francisco, Pacifica is where the concrete truly ends and gives way to green hills and dramatic coastal scenery. Mori Point is a great place enjoy a sunset, do a spot of whale watching or simply enjoy the waves of the Pacific Coast washing up onto the shores. Remember to check out the ridgeline trail too, where you can see all the way to the Golden Gate Bridge on a clear day. Rather than recommend a specific route around the park, we've mapped out the complete network of trails and included other unofficial trails which you won't find on a park map yet are just as worthy of your exploration. Also, when savoring the splendor of the coastal bluffs of Mori Point in Pacifica you might want to bear in mind that the views here were so nearly very different. Developers have considered many plans for this land - condominiums, commercial development, an intersection for a new freeway extension and even a proposal to create a "Coney Island of the West" on the wetlands below. In 2000, the fervent efforts of the Pacifica Land Trust, California Coastal Conservency and the Trust for Public Land resulted in the purchase of the land and it was turned over to the Golden Gate National Recreation Area for preservation and restoration. Parking/Trailheads: - Bradford Way at the end of Mori Point Road (near the Moose Lodge) has many free parking opportunities. - South of the park, Rockaway Beach has a large free parking lot located by the ocean shore and is also convenient for the nearby Rockaway restaurants and stores. Access the park via the level Old Country Road path, or if you're feeling adventurous you could check out the climb up to the coastal bluffs. - Pacifica Pier is located off-map parallel to Santa Rosa Avenue. You'll find plenty of free parking in this area and a great beach-side stroll to Mori Point. Alternatives: - Consider extending your hike North of Mori Point to Pacifica pier. - Trailspotting's Sweeney Ridge Guide connects Mori Point to the hills above Pacifica.

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no shade
2 days ago

hiking
7 days ago

dope trail to do shrooms at!

hiking
15 days ago

Took the trailhead at Linda Mar as suggested, but there were no signs. I ended up climbing some steep trails (fun) that led me up then back down to a Mori Point. To loop there are no clear signs once more so I ended up walking through Old Mori road, cut through the parking lot of Moose Lodge, with the last half mike along 1-south. Nice hike but more trail signage would be great!

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rocky
16 days ago

Definitely start clockwise on the trail because it is very steep on the way up. I kept AllTrails open because the trail as many paths and it was kind of easy to get confused as to where to go for the first time. The views are pretty nice and it was quite well trafficked. Parking was easy to find.

hiking
16 days ago

Easy trail with magnificent views at the point. Looking forward to next time.

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off trail
rocky
21 days ago

hiking
24 days ago

Great trail! Lots of change in scenery!

hiking
1 month ago

very beautiful trail that opens up to the ocean. start clockwise so that it doesn't get steep while coming down. The last section of the trail shown in the map is unmaintained with a caution sign posted up, so I opted to walk along the road which was a bit disappointing. But a good easy to moderate hike overall.

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rocky
1 month ago

Amazing what God has sculpted the western coast of the United States to be! Was breath taking at every view! I went at 8am and finished at 9:15am. It was foggy for the first 15 minutes then the fog crept bad about half a mile for me to see the coast and the water. Definitely glad I chose to do this one!

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rocky
scramble
1 month ago

Gorgeous views. Not crowded at all. Kind of steep in certain part- slipping around a bit, but i was just in tennis shoes. Would definitely recommend!

hiking
2 months ago

So pretty

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off trail
rocky
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

I’m a dog owner and love hiking with my pup, so the fact that it’s dog friendly is great. The fact that no one picks up their dog shit is not. I have never seen such a dirty trail. Also it gas a ton of those spiky little balls that got stuck in our dogs paws and we were constantly removing them. Otherwise nice views and pretty easy trail with some steep areas that are slippery due to the dirt.

recorded Mori Point Loop Trail

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rocky
2 months ago

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rocky
2 months ago

I love this trail! It was so adorable and the views and path was beautiful. There was a lot of fog, which made the hike very refreshing and cool - it was nice to not be in the direct sun! We went at around noon and it took us about an hour and 15 minutes to finish the loop. There were other people hiking the loop as well, but it was by no means and overwhelming amount or anything that took away from our enjoyment. The beaches down below are stunning with the bluffs and dark sand. There were quite a few steep uphills and a lot of stew downhills that were a bit difficult and moderate level, but they were doable and we didn’t fall at all. The views were pretty diverse as well. Overall, I 100% percent recommend this amazing and cute hike!!!

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no shade
2 months ago

hiking
no shade
2 months ago

Nice trail with ocean on the side. Parking can be difficult during the weekend.

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washed out
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Miri point trail to pier and back

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no shade
over grown
3 months ago

Fantastic views! Got lucky and it was super sunny, even saw a few dolphins jumping in and out of the water not far from the top! Can get mighty steep so wear good shoes. No shade, bring sunscreen and water.

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rocky
scramble
3 months ago

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off trail
3 months ago

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over grown
rocky
scramble
3 months ago

Just enough adventure. Great escape when it’s over 100 degrees inland. Can be treacherous for toddlers and other reckless youngsters but biggest hazard is abandoned dog waste....yuck! So many giant brown pelicans! Wear decent shoes and don’t do anything stupid and you’ll have a great time!

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