San Pedro Valley Park offers 1,150 acres of coastal mountain environment for a variety of activities. Many miles of trails offer even the experienced hiker many hours of pleasure. Some of the trails are open to equestrian use and many offer spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and the coastline. The park's coastside location makes this a popular retreat in summer from hot weather on the bay side of the peninsula.

A visitor center near the park entrance has exhibits about the ecosystem of San Pedro Valley and its plant and animal species. Some are live exhibits. Adjacent to the exhibits at the Visitor Center is a small park library and bookstore containing many trail guides and books about the local area. The center is open weekends and holidays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.