Sweeney Ridge - Portola Discovery Site of San Francisco Bay

1 review #19 hike out of 30 in
7.0 mi
3 hrs 56 min
596 ft
Elev Gain


This is easy to moderate out & back trail in San Francisco Peninsula Watershed.

This trail goes by Portola Discovery Site of San Francisco Bay.

Getting Started

Starting at the Skyline College and hiking to Sweeney Ridge, a part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA), we reached the park boundary after visiting the Portola Discovery Site, where a monument has been set to commemorate the discovery of the San Francisco Bay by the Portola Expedition in 1769.

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    2 years, 2 months ago
    Easy to moderate hike. 7 to 7.5 miles and less than 1,000 ft of ascent. Trails are mostly exposed to the sun and breeze. Visiting the Portola Discovery site provides some historical perspective to what the Portola Expedition observed when they reached this area. On clear days one can see the ocean, the SF Bay, Mt Diablo in the East Bay, and Mount Tamalpais to the north, in addition to views of Daly City and San Francisco, SF international Airport, San Bruno Mountain, Montara Mountain, Pacifica, and Point Reyes.
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