San Jose, California
San Pedro Valley Park, Montara Mt.
San Mateo County
San Pedro Valley Park, is an 1,150-acre park located above the city of Pacifica. It has three fresh water
creeks, which flow year round through lush valleys into the Pacific ocean. The south fork of San Pedro creek is still used
as a sesonal water source for the city of Pacifica. Along the sensitive streamside habitat thrive common plants such as
Coast and Giant Trillium, Creek Dogwood, Arroyo Willow, Watercress and several species of ferns. The thick coastal scrub
protects some rare plants: Giant Golden Chinaquapin, Montara Manzanita, Fetid Adders Tongue and California Hazelnut.
Directions: Take Interstate 280 North, to CA Route 1 South. Take Route 1 South to the City of Pacifica. At Linda Mar
Boulevard make a left and proceed to where it ends at Oddstad Boulevard. Make a right onto Oddstad Boulevard and proceed
to the park entrance.
DRIVE TIME: 1 hour, Parking $5.00. Dogs not allowed.
LEVEL:3 MILES:7.4 ELEVATION:1600 ft. HOSTS: Eric C. and Martin O.
RECOMMENDED: Wear layers and prepare for quick changes in temperature. Cold and fog are possibilities.