Sweeney Ridge

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Sweeney Ridge

California

(415) 561-4323

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Things To Do

Overview

Sweeney Ridge is a hilly hiking area of ridges and ravines between San Bruno and Pacifica, about a 25-minute drive south from San Francisco. The ridge’s 1,200-foot-high summit, covered with coastal scrub and grassland, slopes down to the bay on one side and to the Pacific on the other.

Wildlife at Sweeney Ridge includes hawks, deer, and a plethora of both native and introduced spring wildflowers. The sandy coastline and adjacent wind-protected valley of Thornton State Beach are good venues for picnicking, beach walking, surf fishing, and flying remote-control gliders.

Map of Sweeney Ridge (CA)

Latitude, Longitude: 37.604560, -122.452385

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Activities

  • Bicycling

    Bike to the Bay Discovery site on the paved Sneath Lane Trail.

  • Fishing

    Thornton State Beach is great for fishing.

  • Hiking

    Sweeney Ridge is a hilly hiking area of ridges and ravines between San Bruno and Pacifica.

  • Historic Sites

    Park rangers lead a number of Sweeney Ridge walks with special themes.

  • Picnicking

    Picnicking is permitted in the park.

  • Wildlife Watching

    Wildlife at Sweeney Ridge includes hawks, deer, and a plethora of both native and introduced spring wildflowers.

Phone Numbers

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(415) 561-4323

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