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greenBlue Old Pedro Mountain Road

Trail

6.4 mile 10.4 kilometer point to point
Doubletrack
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 862' 263 m
Descent: -807' -246 m
High: 922' 281 m
Low: 115' 35 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 12% (7°)

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Trail shared by Bob Gardner

An old connector road between Pacifica and Montara.

Bob Gardner

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Description

This road winds its way along ridge lines with gradual climbs between the towns of Pacifica and Montara. Prior to the completion of State Highway 1, in 1937, it carried vehicle traffic between the two towns but some didn't make it and several wrecks can be seen in gullies along the route. Now it's only open to hikers, cyclists, and horses as it traverses Montara State Beach and McNee Ranch State Park.

Also referred to as "Old" Pedro Mountain Road, from Pacifica it starts at the end of Higgins Way in the Linda Mar neighborhood. The surface is partially paved, mostly broken, with some sections washed out and narrowed. There are some nice coastal views from the ridge-top "Saddle Pass" when it's not foggy.

This road connects with the North Peak Access Road for the steep climb to Montara Mountain.

In Montara, the road dead-ends at a fence where a residential street begins. Take the Farallone Cutoff for a more direct route to Montara State Beach and Hwy 1.

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May 4, 2019
Joe Rattay
Went on a bike ride
Dec 8, 2018
Halldor Fannar
Aug 28, 2018
Dave Minton
12.8mi
Aug 17, 2018
Mark Johnson
The old road is barely more than singletrack. Going uphill is easy. It’s a well used path so beware the downhill - hikers, dogs, bikers and horses. — 2h 07m
Aug 12, 2018
Blake Feldman
Super fun trail! Not too steep and perfect for getting back on the bike after a good 6 months of no riding 12.8mi
May 6, 2018
Luis Aponte
Apr 27, 2018
Boom Caca
w/ Jess L & Ben 6mi — 1h 30m
Apr 14, 2018
Megan Cimino

Trail Ratings

  3.4 from 14 votes

#2

in Pacifica

#7057

Overall
  3.4 from 14 votes
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Trail Rankings

#2

in Pacifica

#479

in California

#7,057

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5,782 Since Mar 6, 2016
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