Pedro Point Headlands Trail

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Pedro Point Headlands Trail is a 2.4 mile moderately 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.

DISTANCE
2.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
744 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Secret little coastal hike with unparalleled views of the San Francisco peninsula shoreline. An area of outstanding coastline and natural habitat of several endangered species, the Pedro Point Headlands tower above Linda Mar beach and the southern most point of Pacifica. Now publicly owned, these lands are slowly recovering from dirt-bike use and are gradually being nursed back to health with plans to eventually open series of official trails. Not being well known and without a signpost in sight, if you head up here there's a fair chance you'll have the whole park to yourself!

hiking
2 days ago

This is a great short hike. It's about an 1.5 hrs at regular pace. It's mostly tranquil and beautiful. Lots of natural flowers and if it's clear, the view is amazing. It's does provide for some strenuous activities to get you sweating. Very nice hike.

2 days ago

It's somewhat of a steep trail going up, but very manageable during spring/fall, however, it wouldn't be a bad idea to have walking sticks too. Gorgeous views of the ocean and forest (tree views on the way back.)

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1 month ago

One of the best short hikes I've ever been on. There are a few parking spots right before the tunnel. Trail was fairly muddy but that wasn't a big deal. Very low traffic. I saw maybe 5-6 people total the 2 hours I spent there. Amazing view of the coast at the top. Definitely would recommend.

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3 months ago

Amazing view. Might be tough for some people.

3 months ago

Great hike with amazing views up top. The north part of the loop was fairly muddy and had down trees because of the recent storms.

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Really hard to find but had the entire place to ourselves and didn't get a ticket. Really beautiful and enjoyable.