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North Peak Access Road

 3 votes

Length

3.9 Miles 6.3 Kilometers


Doubletrack

Elevation

1,751' 534 m

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0' 0 m

Descent

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

26%

Max Grade (15°)

1,835' 559 m

High

84' 26 m

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A steep fire road to the summit of Montara Mountain.

Bob Gardner

Overview

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Description

This fire/service road starts from a small pullout on State Highway 1 just north of Montara State Beach. Past a gate, heading east, it's a gravel road that crosses the Old Pedro Mountain Road near a ranger residence. Old Pedro Mountain Road is an easier option for the first part of the ascent.

This road takes a more direct but steeper route before rejoining Old Pedro Mountain Road in a short distance and the two roads share the same route until Old Pedro Mountain Road branches off part way up the ridge. The road starts climbing steeply at this point with a few breaks before reaching the communications tower at the summit (1,900 ft).

The road is generally wide and smooth, with the section shared with Old Pedro Mountain Road consisting of old broken pavement. The steep sections are sandy with ruts repaired with rock making for sketchy descents. Some upper sections were carved out of the bedrock.

This trail provides nice coastal views when it's not foggy, which is rare.

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Oct 2, 2017
Kurt Heineman
Almost completed the whole track. It was steep and tough uphill but a good workout. 5mi — 1h 10m
Jul 9, 2017
Andy W
Mar 26, 2016
jason wong

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  3.3 from 3 votes

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