Mori Point is a 110acre park located in Pacifica, California that is part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA). Mori Point itself is a bluff next to the Pacific Ocean that provides scenic views of the peninsula coastline. In addition to the bluff and ridge, Mori Point contains a few small ponds and wetlands. Trails, many newly built, connect the ridgeline to the entrances to the park and to Sharp Park beach. A portion of the California Coastal Trail will run through Mori Point.The ponds and wetlands of Mori Point serve as habitat for the threatened California red-legged frog and the endangered San Francisco garter snake. Mori Point also has northern coastal scrub and California coastal prairie habitat in upland areas, and is well known for its spring wildflower displays.The park is bounded by Laguna Salada Marsh and Sharp Park Municipal Golf Course to the north; by Highway 1 and Sweeney Ridge to the east; and by the Calera Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant to the south.HistoryAn archaeological survey in 1969 revealed a shell midden at Mori Point, demonstrating pre-Columbian Native American residency at Mori Point. The limestone at Mori Point has been quarried by Native Americans and, later, by the Spanish. Francisco Sanchez received Rancho San Pedro in 1839 during the Rancho period, which encompassed much of present-day Pacifica, including the land that would later be called Mori Point.Add Mori Point and other attractions to your Pacifica trip itinerary using our Pacifica trip builder website.
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Very nice hike to Mori Point, I would rate it medium due to some elevation gain. For the last part - You can choose to climb steps or use switch backs, switch backs represent longer distance, but... more »
There are lots of trails snaking around the headlands and up towards Highway 1, from the Pacifica pier, and through the quarry area to Rockaway Beach. It's often windy but on a beautiful day nothing..... more »
A vast network of hiking trails with varying levels of challenges well worth your time and efforts to capture breathtaking views of the coastline. I even saw a whale off the coast. Thank goodness the trails are very clean and people respect the areas. It was moderately crowded but still plenty of room to allow some quiet solitude when you want it.
One of my favorite places to get outdoors in SF! In summer it’s usually foggy but the flowers are stunning. In winter, it’s clear and the water is gorgeous. Either way, lovely views and great for walking. Parking is usually pretty easy. Bring a jacket though, cause it’s really windy by the cliffs.
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