Montara Mountain Climber's Log

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bennovak - Jun 18, 2011 4:16 pm Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2011

Part of Pacifica Trail Run  Sucess!

If you do the 50k you get to do it twice


colinr - Dec 24, 2010 3:25 am Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2008

Jog Up  Sucess!

Jogged up the fire road.


rhyang - Dec 20, 2010 11:50 am

Several times  Sucess!

in 2000-2001 I think. Nice local hike. Have done it both from San Pedro and from the coast.

David Naylor

David Naylor - Jul 26, 2010 11:04 pm Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2008

Fogged out  Sucess!

Photos of this hike can be found here:


Noondueler - Apr 10, 2010 1:56 am Date Climbed: May 10, 2003

Several times   Sucess!

On my way back from working in Half Moon Bay.


CWessels - Feb 1, 2010 7:43 pm Date Climbed: Feb 1, 2010

Via Montara Beach  Sucess!

Beautiful day w/o fog cover. Supposed to rain but didn't! This is an excellent short day hike. Loved the views of Diablo from the trail and the summit.


iditarod81 - Jun 29, 2009 1:01 pm Date Climbed: Apr 2, 2009

Accidentally stumbled on summit  Sucess!

Hiking in SPVCP, just kept on the trail until we reached a summit, which we discovered was Montara. Gorgeous views - really cool to see both the bay and the Pacific.


JHH60 - Jun 26, 2009 6:21 pm

Hiked many times  Sucess!

Nice workout, nice views.


jpmossy - Feb 23, 2009 8:22 pm Date Climbed: Dec 16, 2008

Hike Up Old San Pedro Rd.  Sucess!

A beautiful day on the mountain as always! Winter rains have receeded leaving the coveted crystal clear conditions on the peak. The views were amazing. Summited Peak Mountain, North Peak and two minor rocky peaks on the northwest side of the mountain.


huskertriguy - Jun 22, 2008 2:23 am Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2008

Isolated MTB summit  Sucess!

Started in early evening from the beach trailhead. Parking lot was full, but most of these people by far were at the beach. Saw a total of 5 people on the trail, only 1 other cyclist. Had the summit to myself except for the obnoxious towers. Still, the panoramic views of the Bay and Pacific were worth it. Hustled back to the car for a refreshing post-ride beer.


Wallylongridge - Mar 30, 2008 12:39 pm Date Climbed: Mar 29, 2008

Montara Mtn. Trail  Sucess!

Some Blue skies, Some Fog and just a nice place to be.


SFMountaineer - Feb 10, 2008 12:26 am Date Climbed: Feb 9, 2008

nice day  Sucess!

a beautiful and warm winter day. Climbed from the beach


tarol - Jul 20, 2006 8:59 pm

Foggy day so no view...

...from the top. But the trail was great, the manzanita bushes were blooming and I saw several banana slugs. I only passed one other person on the trail up from San Pedro Park.


sierramtngoat - Jul 9, 2006 3:02 am Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2006

Route Climbed: San Pedro Valley County Park Headquarters  Sucess!

This is one of my favorite mountaineering training hills; hiked it with my friend Dave (ndriley97), carrying ~8 gallons of water between the two of us. We were so impressed and shocked by the runners that were going up and down multiple times that we left at least a gallon behind instead of dumping it. What say you Karma Gods?!


missadventure - Feb 8, 2006 11:07 pm

Route Climbed: the steep one Date Climbed: a million times  Sucess!

this is my moutaineering training hike...if you have seen me huffing a big pack wearing mountaineering boots say hi


NewDayRising - Dec 6, 2005 1:29 pm

Route Climbed: west ridge Date Climbed: dec 03 2006  Sucess!

the west ridge route runs parallel to the wide main route. it follows power lines up to the summit. to avoid the crowds i hiked a short distance up the main route and bushwacked to reach the overgrown west ridge. about 20 feet of bushwacking lead to the ridge. 24hrs later i was covered from head to toe in poison oak (all the leaves had dropped, so could not tell). needless to say i dont recommend this route.

Bob Burd

Bob Burd - Nov 22, 2005 1:13 am

Route Climbed: Montara State Beach Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2004  Sucess!

A fun way to spend half a day. Trip Report

Al Pine

Al Pine - Aug 21, 2005 9:55 pm

Route Climbed: san pedro valley county park over to mcnee ranch Date Climbed: august 21 2005  Sucess!

Climbed Montara today with a small group of people. We were short for time, and as a result, took the shorter San Pedro Valley County Park route instead of the Montara State Beach route. Made it to the summit and back in just over two hours. The summit of the mountain was, unlike the majority of the climb, not shrouded in fog. Only the tops of Mt. Diablo, Mt. Tam, and some other ridges of the Diablo range were visible from the summit. On a clear day, this hike would be great.


McCannster - Aug 21, 2005 8:46 pm

Route Climbed: San Pedro Valley County Park Date Climbed: August 21, 2005  Sucess!

Went with Rad. Made it from the parking lot to the summit and back in 2 hours. The summit was just above the fog layer, so we had a decent view of some distant peaks.


coastclimber - Aug 26, 2004 3:56 pm

Route Climbed: San Pedro Valley/Montara Mtn trail/Fire Road Date Climbed: Many  Sucess!

My favorite local hike. Usually very uncrowded, and great to do in any season. The weather is fairly unpredictable though, so be prepared. I've experienced rain, heavy fog, howling winds, and scorching heat on the summit - sometimes within a couple of months! The waterfall on the Brooks Creek trail is seasonal, so the best time to see it is late fall/winter.

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