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McNee Ranch State Park & Montera Beach - California, United States

by stevelabo  
with a iPhone 3G
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This day was partly cloudy with occasional fog blowing through the coastal hills, obscuring the view. It was windy and cool. The North Summit was ordained with unsightly communications towers, detracting from any anticipated reward for the effort of getting there. The most strenuous part of the climb occurs between 25 - 50% of the way up. This is where the first time upward bound hikers ask the descending crowd how much longer to the summit. After the 50% point, the grade levels and the trail becomes more lush with fauna and panoramic views.

NOTE: iPhone GPS tracker turned off on the way down until entering Old Pedro Mountain Road, hence the straight line on the map.
Weekend parking is a problem. The trail head only has space for about 4 or 5 cars. Better to park by the beach parking lot and walk a couple of hundred yards to the trail head. Or park at the Gray Whale Cove State Beach Parking lot and hike on the Gray Whale Cove Trail until it meets with Old Pedro Mountain Road or the North Peak Road.

To see this area on a nice day, check out this trip:

McNee Ranch State Park, Montara Beach
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Trip Info
April 12, 2009
Trip Location: Montara, California, United States
Length: 6.3 miles
Duration: 3 hours
Activity: Hiking
Trip viewed 4,648 times
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