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San Bruno, California, United States

Mori Point and Sweeney Ridge Loop

10.8 mile trail near San Bruno, California

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Length: 10.8 miles / 17.4 km
Duration: Full day
 
Overview: Mori Point and Sweeney Ridge Loop is about 10.8 miles long and located near San Bruno, California. The trail is great for hiking and normally takes 5-6 hours with breaks and photos.

A nice trek along the Ridge and then down to the coast and looping back up to the Ridge.  Awesome views.

 

Up Sweeney Ridge Tr, R on Mori Ridge Tr, carefully cross Hwy 1, Upper Mori Tr, L on Lishumsha Tr, L on Coastal Tr, L on Bluff Trail, carefully find a way over to Rockaway Beach and cross Hwy 1 at Shell Station. Go L or north along Hwy 1 and locate the trail behind a church parking lot on right. Ascend eastward and pick up unmarked trail to Baquiano Tr, L on Sweeney Ridge Tr. Here lies a couple of markers indicating where the Portola Exhibition discovered San Francisco Bay in 1769. Continue north on Sweeney Ridge Trail which leads to a series of abandoned buildings that were formerly the site of the SF-51C Nike missile control facility. Continue north on trail back to parking.

 

Hike at your own risk.  We picked a very nice day.  Check the forecast as Pacifica can be foggy and cold relative to the Bay Area. 


 



Tips: Parking is free at the back of Skyline College in Lot B on the weekends. However, during the week, this lot is used by maintenance workers. Therefore, we parked near the main entrance for $2 and walked through the campus back to trailhead behind Lot B.
Pictures in this guide taken by: Rage
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chancerthedog
I stumbled upon Sweeney Ridge after I could not find parking at Mori Point. I parked at Skyline College and ventured off. I lucked out! This trail is so beautiful and just challenging enough. There are several sets of stairs, so that might be a hard for some hikers. But, I enjoyed the ups and downs of the trail. It is mostly exposed, so it gets hot. I was able to let my dog off-leash. She is old and slow, so that's important. I didn't pass many people and those with dogs were mellow. Great hike!
Visited on Apr 01, 2013

by chancerthedog on Jun 02, 2013

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