Shelldance Nursery to Skyline College
4.8 miles     1500 ft
28 Jul 2012
Summary

Panoramic Views of Pacific Ocean and the city of Pacifica as the hike goes through green rolling hills.

Location: Sweeney Ridge

Elevation Profile
Trip Planning

Trail Maps

» Trail Map by National Park Service: Good map showing various trails. Mileage information is missing.

Route

To Skyline College (2.3 miles): From Shelldance Nursery, follow Mori Ridge Trail (1.3 miles), a fire road that climbs quickly with a few steep sections. Turn left on Sweeney Ridge Trail (0.5 miles) to reach Coast Guard Site, a dilapidated building atop a hill. Continue along Sweeney Ridge Trail (0.5 miles) to reach Skyline College parking lot.

To Shelldance Nursery (2.3 miles): Retrace your steps back to Shelldance Nursery parking lot.

Trailhead

Location: Shelldance Orchid Gardens, 2000 Coast Highway, Pacifica, CA 94044 . Parking area is visible in Google Maps if you zoom in sufficiently.

Directions: From Hwy 280, take CA-1 South and drive for 5.6 miles. Make a U-Turn at Reina Del Mar Avenue, drive for 0.3 miles to reach Shelldance Nursery on the right. A steep road take you up to a large parking lot for Sweeney Ridge.

Google Maps:

Parking Fees: None (last visited: July 2012)

Capacity: Over 30 cars may be parked here. Plenty of parking space.

Latitude: 37.617268     Longitude: -122.483582

Photos

Full photo album — 28 July 2012

Photos are from a different hike with similar landscape: Shelldance Nursery to Milagra Ridge.
Nature

Full photo album — 28 July 2012

Photos are from a different hike with similar landscape: Shelldance Nursery to Milagra Ridge.
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