Located in Pacifica, California, the Pedro Point Headlands are the western terminus of Montara Mountain, a four-mile-long ridge that ends at Pedro Point. San Pedro Rock itself is a spectacular, photogenic formation jutting into the ocean, its strata upended. The near vertical cliffs and jagged knife-like edge are beloved by seabirds. The headlands above it host diverse plant communities of coastal scrub, reedgrass and Monterey Pine woodlands.
Parking can be found at the county's north Devil's Slide Trail parking lot. The is no drinking water nor restroom facilities on the headlands. Beware of poison oak. Trail construction is currently underway. Check the kiosk in the staging area at the trail-heads next to Highway One for construction updates.
This website is designed to help you explore and understand this complex and dramatic area.
You can navigate the site by subject matter, such as (Life, Geology, History and Restoration) Or you can find out about the park though the Learning Stations, which help you explore the science and stories of specific locations as you move around the Headlands.
Until you can visit person, please take a look at our Scenic Values page with photographs.
San Pedro Rock