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Mori Point, Pacifica

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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.
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  • This makes for a memorable hike with views of The City, ocean & everything else around, a tribute to the natural areas conserved for posterity.  more »
  • Since I live close by Mori Point is a great place to take my dogs a couple times weekly. The maintained trails are great but I have explored all the other trails which are numerous, it is never boring...  more »
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  • Visit to this place was a random selection from Google Maps and it turned out to be a pleasant surprise. Saw few surfers. Clean and well maintained Old Mori Trail. Didn't encounter snakes but it's a habitat for the San Francisco Garter Snake, especially Sharp Park.
  • Just beautiful. Sunny, warm, roaring surf. Quintessential California. Extra surprise, so green and patches of wildflowers with hummingbird feeding.

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