San Francisco: Clipper Ridge Loop

Watch ships glide into Half Moon Bay as you climb a steep ridgeline, then drop into a secluded ravine perfect for spying wildlife. This loop with recommended spur trail runs 7.6 miles.
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Watch ships glide into Half Moon Bay as you climb a steep ridgeline, then drop into a secluded ravine perfect for spying wildlife. This loop with recommended spur trail runs 7.6 miles.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 12.2

Waypoints

CRL002

Location: 37.5144004821777, -122.485214233398

Bear R @ Y; veer L again, then head up steep hill

CRL003

Location: 37.5165328979492, -122.480834960938

Straight @ 4-way, R @ 3-way, and L @ Y to old quarry (staying on main trail)

CRL004

Location: 37.5171318054199, -122.478797912598

R @ 3-way, go up steep incline, then L @ 4-way; continue straight .8 mile

CRL005

Location: 37.524600982666, -122.469551086426

Trail splits; bear R and R again @ next Y

CRL006

Location: 37.5265655517578, -122.458053588867

Bear L @ Y; go through gate and turn L at 4-way

CRL007

Location: 37.5287170410156, -122.454132080078

Merge with dirt road

CRL008

Location: 37.533031463623, -122.452697753906

Bear L @ Y, then L @ 3-way

CRL009

Location: 37.5361671447754, -122.460632324219

Bear L @ Y; listen for cascading waterfall

CRL010

Location: 37.534984588623, -122.466781616211

Trail ends; turn around and retrace steps back to gate

CRL011

Location: 37.5269317626953, -122.456100463867

R @ 4-way near gate, then L on trail down steep hill; turn R @ next 3-way

CRL012

Location: 37.5255317687988, -122.468650817871

Bear R @ Y; head N along saddle

CRL013

Location: 37.5247001647949, -122.474884033203

R @ 3-way

CRL014

Location: 37.5151481628418, -122.486717224121

Cross bridge; bear L @ Y and L again @ 3-way; follow trail to trailhead

CRL001

Location: 37.5135345458984, -122.486183166504

Head N between basketball court and house; bear R @ Y behind house