Montara Mountain Climber's Log

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Hiking Metal Maniac

Hiking Metal Maniac - Dec 20, 2020 6:07 pm Date Climbed: Dec 19, 2020

Montara Mountain

Montara Mountain, Peak Mountain and South Peak from Montara State Beach


colingregory - Dec 13, 2019 11:44 am Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2017

Dayhike  Sucess!

Great hike from the (almost) the water!


davidsanger - Aug 9, 2016 12:36 pm Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2014

with South Peak  Sucess!

From San Pedro Valley County Park. Pleasant winding trail tip to ridgeline fire road. Tagged Peak Mountain (1820+ fee) along the way. After reaching the North Peak, slipped over to the South Peak which involved some rock-hopping among dense poison oak. Did not make it to the further Montana Knob, which promised more of the same.


wmolland - Mar 10, 2016 10:23 pm Date Climbed: Feb 28, 2016

From the beach  Sucess!

Followed the trail up to a fine summit view. Perfect!


boyblue - May 30, 2015 7:29 pm Date Climbed: May 30, 2015

From Montara SB  Sucess!

With my family (Matt and Nora). We topped out just barely above the marine layer after a foggy, but interesting hike. Did a couple of nearby bonus peaks as well.

Larry Laverty

Larry Laverty - May 11, 2015 10:10 pm Date Climbed: May 11, 2015

North Peak Access Road  Sucess!

Parked at the second, smaller easterly Montara Beach parking area, just room for a half dozen cars. Hiked up the North Peak Access Road to top, then back down to turnoff signed "To Pacifica, Linda Mar" hiked up this to 4-way junction, went left past bench and up to San Pedro Peak. Fog on Montara Mountain socked the route in about half way up with no more than 50 feet visible at the top.

ktoyama - Dec 15, 2014 7:44 pm Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2014

Foggy Day at Montara Mountain  Sucess!

Good workout but it was foggy, thus not the best view from the peak.


BCL - Dec 23, 2013 9:24 am Date Climbed: Dec 22, 2013

San Pedro Valley County Park  Sucess!

From San Pedro Valley County Park. Nice views from the various summits.


Noondueler - Nov 5, 2013 12:52 am Date Climbed: Nov 3, 2013

3 peaks  Sucess!

Went to the 2 main peaks with the towers and over to the west peak which has arguably the best views. Came up from Montara Beach regular route. Nice day, good clear views, lotta people coming and going.


tyler4588 - Mar 8, 2013 11:39 am Date Climbed: Mar 2, 2013

Ran Up  Sucess!

Been running up every week, getting my time down a little bit each time.


AlphaRomero - Dec 24, 2012 1:48 am Date Climbed: Jun 15, 1992


Having grown-up 150 miles from the ocean, this one was a treat when I first moved here on a Sierra Club day trip.


labgloves - Sep 24, 2012 11:58 pm Date Climbed: Sep 23, 2012

Cool trail  Sucess!

I really enjoyed the coastal fauna on the Brooks Creek trail. Light clouds kept the temperature in check, but allowed for views.

trexkerry - Jul 29, 2012 4:25 pm Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2011

Longer driving than hiking  Sucess!

Looking to beat the heat so thought this would be good - and it was, the hike is fantastic but to drive over here from the far east bay is tough. Repeated the hike in 2012.

Jane - Jul 3, 2012 12:26 pm Date Climbed: Apr 15, 2012

Great hike  Sucess!

Hiked to the top of North Peak from Montara State Beach. The views from the trail were great, but the summit was covered in fog. Here is a more detailed trip report:


Ze - Jun 2, 2012 11:51 pm Date Climbed: Apr 26, 2012

few times, nice ocean views  Sucess!

one headed up direct south ridge bushwack route. tons of poison oak. yuck

David Naylor

David Naylor - May 21, 2012 1:18 am Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2008

Fogged out.  Sucess!

Photos & Info.


calipidder - Apr 23, 2012 11:16 pm Date Climbed: Mar 24, 2007

Poison Oak  Sucess!

Explored some of the old bunkers on the way down and got nasty poison oak rash later. Beware.


smurfer - Jan 11, 2012 7:24 pm Date Climbed: Jan 13, 2011

montara  Sucess!

pretty good workout close to home


LincolnB - Dec 4, 2011 11:59 pm Date Climbed: Oct 10, 2010

Granite  Sucess!

Pretty cool getting to hike on Sierra granite here in the bay area.

Midlife Mountaineer

Midlife Mountaineer - Oct 29, 2011 8:10 pm Date Climbed: Oct 22, 2011

Nice  Sucess!

This is the first time I've been at a trailhead parking lot shared by surfers. Hung out on the beach after hiking. I could get used to this.

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