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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 is primarily used for hiking, walking, and running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 2.5 mi Elevation gain 396 ft Route type Loop
Dogs on leash Kid friendly Hiking Walking Running Beach Views Wild flowers Wildlife Rocky
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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. 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. 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.

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.

Tips: - Due to riptides Sharp Park Beach swimming or wading in the ocean here has proved to be deadly for people and pets. Neighboring Linda Mar Beach to the South has a great safe beach. - The coastal bluff trail heading South from Mori Point becomes very narrow and steep, including a creek crossing at the bottom. The final section which descends to Rockaway Beach is recommended only for the more adventurous.

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Shreya Adiraju
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Beautiful sunny, just enough uphill to get the heart moving. Comfortable length as well.

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Deane Gardner
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Richa Pandey
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Lynn Chou
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Great view, but the trail condition can be treacherous on the cliff side and not well marked. I will try a different starting point next time.

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Nathan Kalinowski
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Steep at points, but great views

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Varun Nagaraja
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Pretty view from the top of the hill. You can also start the hike from near the Pacifica Beach View Park since there might be more parking there than the trail head. Another advantage is the availability of good food near that park.

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dharm speakz
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Terrific trail; one of my new found favourites

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Andrea Velarde
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Beautiful views and nice hike

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Maike Morrison
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Sara Mack
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Very beautiful but I did get confused on where to go at some points there aren’t really any signs. 

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lyka salcedo
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Carim van Beek
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Ashley Gordon
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Susie Stone
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Jin Su Ham
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Pir Fiveonezero
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Omar Aziz
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Aaron Zorndorf
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Good for a excreções stroll

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Mohsin Hasan
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One of the best hikes around the city. Fantastic views of the ocean from up high

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Andrei Savu
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P Lee
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great hike. got here early. very beautiful hike along the coast.

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Alice L
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Great hike with the kids! Only downside is it’s pretty crowded but once you get further out past Mori point and the hilly areas south of Mori the crowd thins out. Good place for picnic under the trees, again away from the crowds. Parking wasn’t too bad in the residential areas.

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Tuba Okyay
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With kids definitely do the clockwise! Nice for hot day and beautiful awesome views. It was steep but worth it.

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Karina Romero
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Easy and challenging at some points but worth the view. If you are afraid of heights take the Mori Point trail instead for the great view.

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Samantha Williams
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wait until sunlight or have a flashlight beat the runners and bikers on the trail starting early

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Sana Omar
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This trail gives you sweeping views of the mighty Pacific! Some sections of the trail are a bit steep, so you definitely need good hiking boots. We did the loop clockwise; we found it to be easier to climb up rather than down on steep slopes. It was a beautiful sunny day (didn’t come across the infamous fog). I’d definitely want to hike this trail again closer to sunset time so I can catch the magical golden hour by the ocean!

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Leticia Romero
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It was incredible! The views were so awesome. Very rewarding hike. I felt so accomplished when I was finished.

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Jeff Stuivenberg
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Sandra Gutierrez
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Great hike. The ocean view is gorgeous! We went on a 73 degree weather and day was just perfect. Definitely some steep areas so bring good hiking shoes. Parking is free. We went on a weekday so there was less people which is what I was looking for.

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