Mori Point Trail

0 Reviews
Trail Distance: 2.5 miles
Time Estimate: 1 hr +
Elevation Gain: 396 feet
Leash Rule: On Leash
Difficulty: Moderate
Parking: Free
Route Type: Loop
Restroom: Yes
Description

Beautiful Mori Point is the newest addition to the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. This promontory of land is surrounded by ocean on three sides for furrific views you can enjoy with your on-leash fur family. Portions of the trail are paved and accessible to strollers and wheelchairs, so bring the whole human family, too.

Located in Pacifica just off Highway 1, Mori Point has some limited (but delightfully free!) trailhead parking. On sunny weekend days, expect the lot to be full by mid-morning, so consider an off-peak visit. Limited parking means limited trail traffic, too, and Mori Point's serenity will make your pups forget that they're about 15 minutes from downtown San Francisco.

The Mori Point Loop starts at the parking area on the Old Mori Trail. Head toward the waterfront and take the Bootlegger's Steps down to the sand. Make a quick side-trip down the Mori Point Headlands Trail to soak up the beachy view. In spring, your trek will be lined by wildflowers of every hue. Get plenty of dog pics to immortalize your journey!

The trail involves some steep hills that can be slick after a fresh rain, so chose appropriate footwear and make sure your pups can handle the workout. The beautiful Pacific vistas and rolling green hills are worth every bit of effort. Even if your doggos aren't impressed by a view, they'll love making new furry friends along the trail at this dog walking hotspot. 

You'll return to the parking area via the rugged Tigmigtac Trail. However, Tigmigtac isn't maintained by NPS and will require some scrambling for Fifi and Fido. If your pups are too tender-footed for that, just shorten the loop via the by taking the lefthand connection to the Coastal Trail, which will lead east to the Lishuma Trail. Lishuma crosses both the Upper Mori and Old Mori Trails for a return to Mori Point Road. Restrooms are available in the parking area, as well as trash receptacles for any poo bags you pack out.

Trail Features
Beach, Steep Inclines
Wildflowers, Scenic
Cautions & Considerations
Exposed on a hillside to the vast ocean, hikers at Mori Point are often surprised by the intensity of the wind. Make sure you and your pups all have proper gear to stay warm and sure-footed in blustery weather. The trail passes close to the tops of the cliffs, and steep inclines here can make a slip quite dangerous. Keep Fifi and Fido on the path at all times.
Address
Mori Point Rd
Pacifica, CA 94044
Hours
Mon Sunrise - Sunset
Tue Sunrise - Sunset
Wed Sunrise - Sunset
Thu Sunrise - Sunset
Fri Sunrise - Sunset
Sat Sunrise - Sunset
Sun Sunrise - Sunset
Be The First To Review
Address
Mori Point Rd
Pacifica, CA 94044
Hours
Mon Sunrise - Sunset
Tue Sunrise - Sunset
Wed Sunrise - Sunset
Thu Sunrise - Sunset
Fri Sunrise - Sunset
Sat Sunrise - Sunset
Sun Sunrise - Sunset