Hike: Pacifica Sunset Hike
Apr 23
Distance: ~7.0 miles
Elevation change: 2493 feet
Location: Meet at Mori Point Road and Bradford Way
Parking: Free residential parking available on Bradford Way
You may view parking areas, the meeting location, and the hike route at our hike map.

Join the MITCNC Hikers on our first ever sunset hike! We will make a loop through Sweeney Ridge in Pacifica, aiming to watch the 7:53pm sunset at Mori Point (photo above). This may look familiar if you are a movie buff — the final scene in the movie Harold and Maude, where Harold drives his Jaguar off the cliff, was shot on a Mori Point bluff. Get ready to enjoy a beautiful sunset from the bluffs, overlooking the Pacific Ocean (weather permitting!). This is a dog-friendly hike (on-leash only), so bring your canine friends, as well as cameras and warm clothes. Our hike mapincludes parking, meeting location, and hike route information.<

- Eat a hearty lunch.
- Dogs are allowed on-leash.
- There is no parking or park entrance fee.
- At least 2-3L of water.
- Snacks and if you'd like, a packed dinner to eat.
- Good hiking shoes.
- Warm layers (it will get chilly in the evening!).
Headlamp/flashlight (we will hike about 0.6 miles in the dark).
- Sunblock.
- A hat (strongly suggested - this hike is completely exposed).
- Hiking poles & other equipment as needed (optional).
- Camera for the sunset (optional).

- Blanket/camping chair for watching the sunset (optional - note you will have to carry this for the 7.0-mile hike)


Here is a Google Map detailing our ~7.0-mile hikeThere is a restroom and likely no water at the trailhead. We plan to take the following trails:
- Head west on Mori Ridge Trail (1.8 mi)
- South on Sweeney Ridge Trail (1.1 mi)
- West on Baquiano Trail (1.6 mi)
- West on unmaintained trail towards Rockaway Beach (~0.8 mi)
- North through Mori Point; find a spot to watch the sunset (~1.1 mi)
- East through Mori Point to head back to meeting location (~0.6 mi)

If attendees want to get into a carpool, we've set up an unmoderated discussion group:
1) Make sure you have a Yahoo account, or create one.
2) Join this group at
3)Send a message to OR make a post at Include where you're coming from, contact information and how many of you there are.
If there's any ambiguity about the weather on the day of the hike, you can check the forecast for Pacifica the morning of the hike at

If it's raining significantly, the hike is off. If the weather is ambiguous, we will send out an email to on the morning of the hike. You can easily join that email list by going to the web page and clicking on the "Join This Group!" button. After you're on the list, you will receive up to a few emails a month about MITCNC hikes.

Rain date: Sunday, April 30.


  • Bay Area Hiker (note we are not doing this exact hike), including descriptions of historical sites/monuments we'll be passing, and the flora
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Date and Time

Sunday, April 23, 2017
2:30 PM - 8:00 PM PT

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