Montara Mountain hiking
Joyce Park stashed this in Camping and hiking
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It's common in the Bay Area for clumps of hiking trails to be managed by different federal, state, county, local, and private agencies. This is a good view of the trails on Montara Mountain in Pacifica, which are in exactly this situation.
San Pedro Valley Park features the easier and more shady inland ascent of Montara Mountain. There is also a small waterfall.
San Pedro Valley Park charges $6/day parking and does not allow dogs -- which ARE allowed on the other side of the mountain.