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Pedro Point Headlands, Pacifica CA


• 4-star hike
• 2.0 to 2.5 mile options
• Medium difficulty | Gain 571 to 705 feet
• SF Peninsula | Pacifica, CA
• Driving directions: Linda Mar | Devil's Slide



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.

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.

Recently publically owned, some areas are being gradually nursed back to health from dirtbike previous use, but other areas are unspoiled and secluded.

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.

Devil's Slide Trailhead | 4★ | 2.0mi | 571ft - Slightly shorter and less elevation gain than our other recommended route. Begins by the Devil's Slide parking lots.

Linda Mar Trailhead | 4★ | 2.2mi | 705ft - As Devil's Slide parking lots can fill up fast, this alternative takes advantage of the lesser known coastal trail that is still under development but available to hike today. Parking is unmarked near Ace Hardware. Follow the side of Route 1 on the non-road side of the crash barriers until you see a trail that disappears into the trees.



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Devil's Slide Trailhead | 4★ | 2.0mi | 571ft - AllTrails | Directions
Linda Mar Trailhead | 3★ | 2.2mi | 705ft - AllTrails | Directions

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