Mori Point

Featured hike

Mile:
0.0: Start at Sharp Park State Beach, near the golf course. Walk south on the flat, wide dirt seawall running between the beach and golf course.
0.7: Veer right onto a path beginning near the end of an old fence line.
0.7: Junction with an ascending path. Turn right.
0.8: Path ends at a T junction. Turn right.
0.9: The trail reaches a flat, bare bluff and ends. Continue straight to enjoy the views, then when ready, walk back to the east and pick up the obvious southern continuation of the trail.
1.3: When a path veers off to the right, just before the trail gets steep, take it.
1.4: Crest at a narrow sloping bluff. Turn left and walk along the bluff to the east.
1.4: Path ends at a flat, blank area. Turn left.
1.5: A broad trail departs to the right, heading downhill to a bike path off Reina del Mar Avenue. Continue straight.
1.6: Hilltop. Turn east and head downhill.
1.7: Saddle between the hills. Turn left, once again heading west.
1.9: Many paths and trails are visible, departing from a level area. Take the first path to the right, back to the east.
2.0: Junction with a more major trail. Turn left. Interwoven trails create a confusing maze of choices -- aim for the major fire road running east to west.
2.2: Fire road. Turn left and retrace your steps back to the trailhead.

Getting there:
• From southbound CA 1 in Pacifica, exit Paloma. Drive west on Paloma, then turn left onto Palmetto. Drive south about 0.2 mile, then turn right onto San Jose. Drive to the end of San Jose, then turn left onto Beach Boulevard. Continue south about 0.3 mile, to the parking area on the right side of the road, just before the street turns sharply left at the golf course.
• From northbound CA 1 in Pacifica, exit Clarendon. Drive west on Clarendon, then turn right onto Palmetto. Drive north on Palmetto, then turn left onto Montecito. Drive west to the end of the road, then turn left onto Beach Boulevard. Continue south to the parking area on the right side of the road, just before the street turns sharply left at the golf course.

GPS Coordinates* for Trailhead:
Latitude 3737'47.65"N
Longitude
12229'38.26"W
(* based on Google Earth data, shown as degrees, minutes, seconds)

Read about this hike in more detail and view photos at http://www.bahiker.com/southbayhikes/moripoint.html


© 2002 Jane Huber/Bay Area Hiker