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San Jose, California
September 17, 2016
McNEE RANCH STATE PARK / MONTARA MOUNTAIN
San Mateo County
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McNEE RANCH STATE PARK / MONTARA MOUNTAIN
September 17, 2016
10:00 AM

Wilder Ranch Sign Painted On Fence

In summer, McNee Ranch is one of the best bay area parks to visit if you're in the mood for a cool climb. While inland temperatures soar, ocean breezes can keep things here temperate, permitting the strenuous ascent to Montara Mountain's summit. On clear days the summit may provide spectacular views of much of the San Francisco Bay Area. However in summer, the views may be obscured by a sea of fog with only local peaks and Sutro tower visible. The mountain has extensive biodiversity especially on the serpentine soils of the lower slopes where several endangered plant species are found. Recent efforts to eradicate invasive Pampas Grass have made way for native plants to rebound.

Fields With Trees In The Distance

Level: 3.5 Challenging - Miles: 7.5 - Elevation change: 1700 ft - Host: Troy and Amy H.

Panoramic View

Panoramic View

We will hike the Gray Whale Cove Trail, Old Pedro Mountain Road and the North Peak Access Road.

Panoramic View

Directions:

From San Jose: Take 280 S and in Milbrae take exit exit 41 for State Route 35 toward Skyline Blvd/Pacifica. Go approx 3 miles and turn left on Sharp Park Rd. Take this down to Hwy 1 and go south toward Half Moon Bay. After the Hwy 1 tunnel outside of Pacifica go approx mile to the parking area on the left for Montara State Beach.

Travel time from San Jose: Approximately 1 hour 15 minutes

Panoramic View

Know Before You Go:

Parking is Free
Dogs Allowed on Leach. The majority of the hike, including the meeting spot, has no shade. It can get hot here, so please carry more water with you on this hike.


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