This Saturday park rangers and trained docents will lead a free hike along scenic Pillar Point Bluff to explore the area’s rich history and to view plants and wildlife.
The hike will start from the parking lot at 9 a.m. Come prepared by dressing in layers. We recommend that you bring a refillable water bottle, hat and sunscreen.
The hike is part of “Take A Hike” — a series of monthly guided hikes that encourages residents to get outdoors and enjoy our county’s parks and beauty.
Pillar Point Bluff near Moss Beach offers hikers, joggers and dog walkers a chance to take in the sights and sounds of the Pacific Ocean. Now part of the James Fitzgerald Marine Reserve in Moss Beach, the top of the bluff includes a section of the California Coastal Trail and offers views of the James Fitzgerald Marine Reserve and other landmarks. Early in the walk, visitors will see fennel, sea fig, coyote brush and lizardtail. Hikers may see soaring pelicans, cormorants and gulls.
This is the only location on the Take A Hike schedule that allows dogs. Dogs are required to be on leash at all times and must remain on the trail. Dogs are not allowed on the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve beaches.
Directions: From Half Moon Bay, go north on Highway 1 for 6 miles. After passing the Half Moon Airport and Cabrillo Farms, turn left onto Cypress Avenue. After 0.3 miles, turn left onto Airport Street and continue for 0.9 miles. A parking lot and Jean Lauer Trail staging area will be on the right.
For more information follow Take A Hike on Facebook or call 650-599-1009.