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Montara Mountain - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Montara Mountain, California 94019, USA

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About Montara Mountain

Montara Mountain is a challenging oceanside hike on the northern edge of the Santa Cruz Mountains, mixing Hawaii-like greenery with beautiful coastal views. Its Trail starts as a meandering jaunt through the Blue Gum Eucalyptus forest with striking glimpses of coastal Pacifica and the ocean beyond.


Attractions Near Montara Mountain

Rancho Corral de Tierra
Rancho Corral de Tierra3.48km from Montara Mountain

Rancho is one of the largest undeveloped parcels of land on the San Mateo peninsula. Once planned for development, this land is now protected as part of our nation's natural legacy. The park contains sensitive habitat for several rare and endangered species, including the San Francisco garter snake and the Montara manzanita. Hiking, biking, and horse trails are present, but are still being developed, and may not be in good condition until repaired.

Miramar Beach
Miramar Beach4.92km from Montara Mountain

Miramar Beach is a sandy beach in western San Mateo County, California. Miramar Beach is one of the numerous beaches on Half Moon Bay, a Pacific Ocean embayment noted for its surfing and extensive visitation. It is one of the iconic beach where you can enjoy with your family and friends.

The Crystal Springs Regional Trail
The Crystal Springs Regional Trail5.05km from Montara Mountain

The Crystal Springs Regional Trail is a planned 17.5-mile trail that, when finished, will extend from San Bruno to Woodside. 15.3 miles of the trail are now complete. It provides an alternative recreational route to the 1,210-mile Juan Bautista DeAnza National Historic Trail.The trail serves over 325,000 visitors annually. People of all ages can be seen on a given day, from parents with children in strollers to distance runners.

Roosevelt Beach
Roosevelt Beach5.14km from Montara Mountain

A pretty white sand beach located on Young Avenue off of Highway 1 in San Mateo County. It is one of the many Half Moon Bay beaches and offers beautiful views of the water, especially from up on the hiking trails. There are no pets or fires allowed on the beach, but it is a great secluded spot for surfers who want to catch some waves or beachgoers who are seeking solace. A horse trail parallels Coastside Trail from Roosevelt Beach to Francis Beach.

Crystal Springs Reservoir
Crystal Springs Reservoir5.49km from Montara Mountain

A pair of artificial lakes located in the northern Santa Cruz Mountains of San Mateo County. It is one of the beautiful recreational location in this area and also there are so many things to ee and do in this natural area.

Pillar Point Harbor
Pillar Point Harbor5.64km from Montara Mountain

Pillar Point Harbor is a boat harbor created by a riprap jetty in San Mateo County, California. The contemporary hamlet is the site of a small cluster of resort hotels and restaurants, and the harbor is now used largely by pleasure craft.

Where is Montara Mountain

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San Mateo County
San Mateo County
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just south of San Francisco and home to the world-renowned Mavericks surfing competition. The county seat is Redwood City. he county's built-up areas are mostly suburban with some areas being very urban, and are home to several corporate campuses.

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