• 07/14/2024
  • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Hikeleader: Peter McCluskey


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Leader: Peter McCluskey

Leader Email:

Leader Phone:  408-315-8120

Meeting Date and Day: Sunday, July 14, 2024

Meeting Location (ONLY IF you've arranged for a ride in SF): Whole Foods;
2001 Market St. @ Dolores (on the Dolores St. side); parking on the street or below.

SF Meeting Time: 9:30 AM, departing shortly afterwards.
Rockridge Meeting Time: 9:15 AM, departing shortly afterwards.

Rating:  Level 5

Mileage: 12 miles

Elevation Gain: 2200'

Description:  We will visit coastal cliffs, and see some wildflowers. The hike will be a 10 mile loop, plus a few side trips. The side trips will be chosen according to the weather. If the lower elevations are foggy, we will hike toward the Montara Mountain summit, in hopes of having lunch overlooking the top of the fog. If it's warm and sunny at the coast, we will have lunch on Gray Whale Cove State Beach (clothing optional), and also visit Pacifica State Beach. We'll start on Old Pedro Mountain Rd, and return via the Devil's Slide Trail (formerly part of route 1). Our route will include several paved trails, some unofficial single track trails, and some fire roads.

Bring/Wear:  Bring plenty of water, lunch, hat and sunscreen, maybe a towel if the weather is warm.

Rain Policy: Contact the hikeleader if the weather is questionable.

Trailhead Meeting Place: We'll meet at the intersection of Adobe Drive and Higgins Way in Pacifica.  Take Route 1 south to Pacifica.  Left on Linda Mar Blvd, right on Adobe Drive.  Park on Adobe Drive between Rosita Rd. and Higgins Way.  Google Maps Link

Trailhead Meeting Time:  10:00 AM

Trailhead Departure Time:  10:15 AM

Driving Distance: 32 miles there and back from SF. 59 miles from Rockridge.

Passenger Carpool Fees from SF:  $4;  From Rockridge BART: $10

Level-3 Level-4 Level-5

< 5 miles
< 500' gain

moderately easy
5-7 miles
< 1000' gain
7-9 miles
< 1500' gain

9-12 miles
< 2000' gain 

very strenuous
12-15+ miles
  >2000' gain
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