Enjoy the Pedro Point Headlands
The Pedro Point Headlands is open to the public to enjoy. You can walk, run, watch the birds and, of course, savor the spectacular views. Mountain bikes and equestrians are currently not permitted on the existing trails due to the steep slopes, narrow trails
Restoration construction on the trails has been completed, but you will see signs of habitat restoration in progress. Please refer to the Kiosk at the South Ridge trailhead for updates.
Trail Information and Map
The parking lot on the north side of the tunnel, serving Devil’s Slide County Park is open. There are about a dozen spaces. A trail from the parking lot goes up into the headlands near the western bus stop.
Trails and Improvements
The multi-year project improved the trails, wildlife habitat
The future California Coastal Trail will traverse the south and east edges of the Pedro Point Headlands and will be a multi-use trail, serving bicycles, horses
Pedro Point Headlands Frequently Asked Questions
Are the Pedro Point Headlands open to the public?
Yes! Please come and bring friends and family. There is a nice trail network with signage so you know where you are going. Each of the three ridges on the Headlands ends overlooking the Ocean, Devil’s Slide and Pedro Rock.
Are there toilets?
Toilets are not available on the Headlands, but the Devil’s Slide trail has facilities near the Highway 1 entrance.
How do I access the Pedro Point Headlands?
How do I get from the Pedro Point Headlands to Pacifica on foot?
There is no good way for pedestrians to walk to Pacifica at this time. There is a Devil’s Slide shuttle that runs hourly on weekends. The future California Coastal Trail will provide hikers safe access to the Pedro Point Headlands from Pacifica.
What can I see at the Pedro Point Headlands?
Stupendous ocean views! Pristine coastal prairie, flocks of birds and more.
Gray whales migrate north in the spring, south in the fall. Wildflowers light up the coast in spring.
What native plants might I see?
There are hundreds of native plants including these top six: Coyote Bush, California Sage, Ceonothus, Sticky Monkeyflower, Lizard Tail and Coffeeberry. If you’re lucky, you might see the rare coastal rock cress, San Francisco wallflower or one of the tiny orchids that bloom in late summer.