Trailhead - Mori Ridge
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.
Alternatively you could begin a 7 mile loop trail here, heading up to Sweeney Ridge and then returning along Baquiano Trail and the unofficial Cattle Hill trail.
Finding the Mori Ridge trailhead is easy, but only if you really know what you're looking for. Approach on Route 1 from the South, pass the traffic lights at Reina Del Mar Avenue (by the Gorilla BBQ) and just after the Pacifica Police station there's a very sharp exit onto a road which is signed for the Shelldance Nursery. (Remember to slow down & signal, because it really is a sharp exit!) At the top of the short windy road you'll reach the trailhead.