Scarper Peak via Clipper Ridge Trail

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Scarper Peak via Clipper Ridge Trail is a 9.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Half Moon Bay, California that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips and is accessible year-round.

9.9 miles
2165 feet
Out & Back


nature trips


Begins in the newest addition to the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Rancho Corral de Tierra. This trail takes you up a ridge and to the summit of Scarper Peak which is still an active FAA station. This out and back will take you as close as you can legally get to the protected watershed area, and until recently most of this land was also private property - not many know this is even open yet.

11 days ago

If you wanted to get close to the watershed and climb the highest peak in the area, this is well worth it! All legal route with great views, bring plenty of water and food.