This 1,100-acre park is also known to outdoor enthusiasts and joggers for the challenging climbs and rare plants which can be spotted along trails. The coastal scrub habitat fosters growth of the giant golden chinquapin, Montara Manzanita, fetid adder’s tongue and California hazelnut. At dawn and dusk rabbit, deer, quail and red-tailed hawks can be seen. Bobcats, fox and great horned owl also inhabit the park. Hikers will have at least two routes to choose from. After the hike, plan on looking in on the Visitor Center which features exhibits about the Park’s natural history, a small bookstore and a library.
San Pedro Valley Park is located at 600 Oddstad Boulevard in Pacifica. Take Linda Mar Boulevard from Highway 1 and in approximately 1.5 miles, turn right on to Oddstad Boulevard and then left into the entrance of the Park.
Park rangers and volunteer docents lead participants on a monthly hike, sharing information about the park’s unique features and the natural history. Take A Hike attracts individuals and families looking for ways to enjoy the outdoors while incorporating exercise and learning.
New this year, Take A Hike joins the Healthy Parks, Healthy People Bay Area – a collaborative of Bay Area park agencies encouraging Bay Area residents to explore parks while improving their mental and physical health.