Sweeney Ridge Trail via Mori Ridge

MODERATE 69 reviews

Sweeney Ridge Trail via Mori Ridge is a 4.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back 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 best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1118 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

This hike connects to the Sweeny Ridge which offers excellent views of the Pacific Ocean. This area can often have lots of coastal fog, be prepared for all situations. The Mori Ridge trail climbs steadily up through over 1,000 feet of height - some of which is steep enough to make a regular walking gait difficult, and only the most kamikaze trail runner would attempt. This trail is a perfect choice for an out-and-back trail, if you're planning to head back as the sun sets over the Pacific Ocean, and the unencumbered views are nothing short of stunning.

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Great views of the Ocean, the Bay and reservoir; steep at points and mostly exposed.

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Mori Ridge route is very steep in some sections w/ loose gravel. But great slot views of Pacifica and ocean panoramic up to Sweeney .

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Mixed - some paved road, some dirt trail. Nike Missle tower at the top is abandoned and spooky and adds a nice variety. Beautiful views of the Pacific, the city, the East Bay. (We couldn't quite find the perfect spot to 360 all at once. Maybe you'll have better luck!)

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