Explore the best trails near Pacifica with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.




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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.

5 days ago

Relatively easy, well-marked dirt trail with quarter-mile markers. We did the Brooks Falls Trail on the way up and the Montara Trail on the way down with two kids in carriers. The toddler walked until he was tired - the trail is pretty easy for kids. The waterfall was only a small trickle, since it's been awhile since the last rainfall. Views are great (both mountains and ocean), and there are benches periodically for resting and lookout points. The trail is partially shaded, partially exposed to the sun.

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.)

9 days ago

Very easy hike and decent views of Pacifica. Benches available to sit at scenic spots.

Parking can get full at times but really depends on days you go, weekends will be busy. Can hike down to the beach also for a good walk but be careful of traffic crossing cause you have to cross main road with two way traffic.

Enjoy !!

11 days ago

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