Pedro Point Headlands, Pacifica CA


• 4-star hike
• 2.0 to 2.5 mile options
• Medium difficulty | Gain 570 to 710 feet
• Pacifica, CA | San Francisco Bay Area
• Driving directions: Linda Mar, Devil's Slide


Rocky outcroppings at the end of a Pedro Point sunset.

Pedro Point Headlands is one of the newest trail systems on the peninsula, including trails which are still under development yet already passable today for hikers. Recently publically owned, some areas are being gradually nursed back to health from dirtbike previous use, but other areas are unspoiled and secluded.

Featuring unparalleled views of the San Francisco peninsula shoreline, this area of outstanding coastline and natural habitat of several endangered species tower above the surfers of Linda Mar beach at the southern most point of the city of Pacifica.

From Devil's Slide, From Linda Mar


We have a couple of options to choose from depending on where you're able to start your trail, particularly since parking is limited in the two lots by Devil's Slide. Note the two steep sections of trail marked on our map which may cause issues for some.

From Devil's Slide 4★
2.0 mi, Loop, Medium, Gain 570 ft | Slightly shorter and less elevation gain than the other recommended route. Begins by the Devil's Slide parking lot, though an empty spot can be very hard to come by.
Trailspotting at AllTrails

From Linda Mar 3★
2.2 mi, Loop, Medium, Gain 710ft | This route takes advantage of the lesser known coastal trail that is still under development by available to hike today. Parking is unmarked near Ace Hardware. Follow the side of Route 1 on the protected side of the road barriers until you see a trail that disappears into the trees.
Trailspotting Map at AllTrails


The trails above the Pedro Point headlands get steep at times.


Below, Pacifica's Linda Mar Beach is home to the World's Greatest Taco Bell!

Tangents:
• Trail Links: Official, Public Map at AllTrails
• Facebook Group: Comment on this trail

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