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Half Moon Bay – First Day Hike at Montara Mountain North Peak

January 1 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm

light teal waves wash up on Montara beach

Parking:  Free parking is located in Gray Whale Cove parking lot on Hwy 1 North. Exact location here

What to expect: Join a State Park Interpreter to enjoy the flora, fauna, and views of the coast on this strenuous 7 mile hike with 2,000 foot elevation gain and stunning 360 degree views of the Pacific Ocean, Mt. Tam, Mt. Diablo, Farallon Islands, Point Reyes, Golden Gate Bridge, and the greater San Francisco Bay. A lunch break will be taken atop Peak Mountain, before the downhill climb back to Gray Whale Cove.

Length of hike: 7 mile loop

Ages: All ages welcome; please carefully read notes and be prepared for strenuous hike

Preparation: Participants should wear sturdy shoes and a hat, and bring plenty of water & snacks. Hike includes some steep downhill and trekking poles are encouraged.

Special instructions: Steady rain will cancel.

Contact:Erin Christ – halfmoonbay@ports-ca.us or call (669)758-1819

Parks and Beaches

Half Moon Bay State Beach
95 Kelly Ave
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019 United States
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