A hike on Montara Mountain, San Mateo County, CA

Last Sunday my favorite hiking buddy (my husband, Gene) and I broke away from the busyness of life and real estate to enjoy a fast-paced hike from San Pedro Valley Park in Pacifica to the top of nearby Montara Mountain. A scenic drive of about 30 minutes lead us from downtown San Carlos, up beautiful Interstate 280, to Highway One along the coast, and then to the park.

This hike, roughly 10 miles in length, gains perhaps 1,000 ft. While the trail is steep, the beauty of the blooming wildflowers, flowering trees and shrubs, views of the Pacific Ocean, and the utter peace of the area more than reward one for the effort expended.

Another benefit to me of this particular hike on Sunday was that I was in cell phone reception, and with an offer out and response expected that day, it was imperative that I could be reached. Having escapes like this so close to our homes and businesses in the Silicon Valley and bayside San Mateo County is one of the many reasons living here is so marvelous.

Enjoy the pictures!

Montara Mountain, San Mateo County, California

The goal: Montara Mountain

Trail down Montara Mountain, San Mateo County, CA

Trail down the mountain, with manzanita shrubs in bloom and the Pacific Ocean in the distance

Forget-Me-Nots, San Pedro Valley Park, Pacifica, San Mateo County, CA

A carpet of Forget-Me-Nots bloom near the parking lot at San Pedro Valley Park, Pacifica.

--- Come for a visit; Stay for a lifetime!

Lottie Kendall, Realtor®


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Comment balloon 6 commentsLottie Kendall • March 24 2010 11:06PM


Lottie, it looks like you had a wonderful hike.  We're getting ready to start our hiking season here and can hardly wait, although 10 miles is just a wee bit long for me and my old dog.

Posted by Gary Swanson (Century 21 Harris & Taylor) over 9 years ago

Hi Gary -- I'm glad you enjoyed the hike. We get spoiled here, hiking and playing outdoors all year around. You'll be out and about on your trails soon. Have fun!

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 9 years ago

Great pictures Lottie. Sometimes you just need to get away and have some me time to yourself. Great post.

Posted by Lanre-"THE REAL ESTATE FARMER" Folayan, I don't make promises.I deliver results.SOLD HOMES (Keller Williams Select Realtors-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC) over 9 years ago

Hi Lanre -- here's hoping you find your refreshing time, too. Thanks for stopping by.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 9 years ago

Lottie - While our back yard hill down to the river is not as beautifull as your pictures of the mountains at least the annual carpet of forgetmenots along the side of the river is.

Posted by Kathy Clulow, Trusted For Experience - Respected For Results (RE/MAX All-Stars Realty Inc. Brokerage) over 9 years ago

Don't you just love Forget-Me-Nots, Kathy? They are the clearest shade of blue, and often grow under the oak and redwood canopy.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 9 years ago