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California Coastal Trail: Mori Point

Intermediate
 3.4 (5)

Short scenic ride with a gradual ascent and moderate descent


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Map Key

1.2

Miles

2.0

KM

Singletrack

205' 62 m

High

22' 7 m

Low

170' 52 m

Up

182' 56 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

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Description

This short coastal trail rewards those able to chug through a gradual ascent with beautiful ocean views and a short but fun descent. First part of the trail is an ascent on a moderately trafficked and well maintained dirt path. Can also be accessed through the connecting Lishumsha Trail via Old Mori Road, but beware of poison oak on Lishumsha Trail.

Take in the panoramic view at Mori Point overlook before making a hard left to continue the ascent through a saddle between the hills. This is the hardest part of the ascent with some loose gravel and the steepest grade, but it is very short. Beginners won't have to walk their bikes very far.

Descent begins to the right when you reach the saddle. Definitely more technical than the ascent, but only moderately difficult and fairly easily handled by beginners confident in their braking ability. There are ruts at many sections, but they are pretty easy to get around. Some fun but small jumps to try towards the top. Empties out into the Pacifica quarry and a short descent on paved trail leading to Rockaway Beach.

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No bridge!!!
Jul 9, 2019 near Pacifica, CA
Narrow and deep way, funny.
Jul 9, 2019 near Pacifica, CA
There is a bench at Mori Point that overlooks Pacifica. It's really beautiful. If you have an afternoon, bring a book and take a breather!
Jun 12, 2019 near Pacifica, CA
There is a bench at Mori Point that overlooks the Municpal Pacifica PIer. It's really beautiful. If you have an afternoon, bring a book and take a breather!
Jun 12, 2019 near Pacifica, CA
Part of the trail before sunset.
Jun 12, 2019 near Pacifica, CA
Rockaway Beach
Jul 6, 2019 near Pacifica, CA

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Holly Molly the first time it’s the hardest 2mi
Oct 9, 2017
Vinny Lopes
Dec 31, 2016
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