Mori Point Trail is a 4.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Pacifica, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
Short coastal bluff hike with outstanding views and wildflowers. 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.
My favorite walk: beautiful scenery at all times of the year, nice people, dog friendly location. A great spot for whale-watching Sept-Oct; you can see other wildlife such as brush rabbits & pelicans throughout the year. For an older, novice hiker like myself, it offers do-able challenges of some hills but there are easy flat places as well. Parking is limited on really nice days.
Beautiful coastal views.
Parking can be tough on weekends.
Great late-day Hike. Stunning views.
Beautiful hike with lots of sun and copious amounts of the ocean. Parking at the trailhead is nearly impossible, but luckily you can park in the nearby strip mall, which is a stone's throw away. The trails are not marked very clearly, so it is easy to veer off in a different direction. However, following the herd will make sure you are on track no matter what. If you have time, also check out the nearby promenade.
Beautiful views, great places to sit and enjoy the ocean, and landscape of the bay! And my dog enjoyed it as well.