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. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

2.4 miles
610 feet

dog friendly



nature trips

trail running



wild flowers


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!

10 days ago

Fantastic hike with incredible coastal views

22 days ago

Nice trail close to HMB. Just enough of a climb to keep the heart rate up.

1 month ago

I recommend going clockwise. The first section of the trail is being refinished. Some switchbacks and steeper sections, but overall nice mix of up-and-down to keep it interesting.

1 month ago

Truly one of the prettiest trails . I consider moderate to hard for being such a short trail. Cannot beat the views up there. The trails are nicely maintained and manicured . The Middle Ridge down to Arroyo is no longer- just dead ends and turn back.

1 month ago

Beautiful views, brought my dog and enjoyed the day.

2 months ago

Great view at the top! Worth the uphill climb.

3 months ago

Cool hike. Pretty difficult though. I wouldn't recommend to bring big size dogs. It's hard to control them on steep hills.

5 months ago

we actually had trouble figuring out the small parking area pull off for this, so we parked near devil's slide and added that along...the parking area is right before you go into the tunnel coming from north, and this trail was very nice! We saw whales!!

8 months ago

Pretty easy hike with a fabulous payoff of stunning views at the end.

9 months 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.

9 months ago

9 months 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.)

10 months 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.

Saturday, February 04, 2017

Amazing view. Might be tough for some people.

Monday, January 30, 2017

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.

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.

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