Bay Area Hiker: Pillar Point Pillar Point

Featured hike
0.0: Start at the end of the parking lot on a wide, dirt trail.
0.4: Beach and end of trail. Turn right onto the beach.
0.6: Turnaround point. Further access north is blocked by rocks and cliffs.
1.2: Back at the trailhead.

Getting there:
From CA 1 in San Mateo County (about 3 miles north of the CA 92 junction in Half Moon Bay), turn west at a traffic light onto Capistrano. Drive about 0.3 mile on Capistrano, then turn left onto Prospect. Drive 0.1 mile, then turn left onto Broadway. Almost immediately, turn right onto Princeton. Drive about 0.4 mile, then turn right onto West Point Avenue. Drive about 0.6 mile, to the parking lot on the left at the end of the road, before the entrance to the Air Force Station.

GPS Coordinates* for Trailhead
Latitude 3730'5.94"N
(* based on Google Earth data, shown as degrees, minutes, seconds)

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© 2002 Jane Huber/Bay Area Hiker