Wilbur's Watch
2.0 miles     250 ft
28 Jul 2011

A pleasant short hike to a vista point which offers expansive views from Pigeon Point Lighthouse in the north to Gazos Creek Beach in the south.

Location: Wilbur's Watch

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Route in brief: Follow Wilbur's Watch Trail for one mile to reach the top where a telescope and benches await you. Return by same route.

Ticks: In July 2011, after the hike, I discovered about five ticks on my shoes and pants. This article also mentions the prevalence of ticks in summers. So beware. For more information about ticks and Lyme disease, please read the article: Tick Prevention.


Location: close to southern intersection of Pigeon Point Road and CA-1 in Pescadero, CA 94060 . No street address. Parking area is visible in Google Maps if you zoom in sufficiently.

Directions: From CA-84 West, turn left onto CA-1 South and drive for 10.9 miles. Turn left onto Pigeon Point Road. Within 0.1 miles, there is a parking lot on the right, at a slight elevation. Note: Pigeon Point Road intersects CA-1 at two points: the northern inersection is close to Pigeon Point Lighthouse. The parking lot for Wilbur's Watch is close to the southern intersection. Study Google Maps for exact location.

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Parking Fees: None (last visited: July 2011)

Capacity: About 10 cars may be parked here.

Latitude: 37.183262     Longitude: -122.379498

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