Sweeny Ridge, Pacifica

Directions:  Located 20 minutes south of San Francisco, and the Penninsula, take hwy 1 south towards Pacifica from both 101, and 280 freeways.  At Rockaway Beach stop light make a left turn on Fassler(You will see a gas station on your left).  Drive all the way to the top of Fassler.  Trail head starts at the gate.

Trail Information:  From the Fassler trail head a steep uphill for about half a mile.  Various offshoot trails that can go as far south as Half Moon Bay.  Main trail has lots rolling ups and downs, loose dirt surface, but can have many surfaces.  No water.  Much of the surrounding land is preserve habitat so stay on the trails.  Dogs allowed. 

Miscellaneous Information:  This is a beautifully amazing trail.  However, the weather can change quickly being right by the ocean.  so, layers are recommended.  Also, be aware that you are sharing this trail with both cyclists and horses, not to mention wildlife.  This trail and all the subsequent trails are in my backyard, and I run them all the time, and I never see other runners, I am amazed that it's been a secret for so long!!!!

 Linda Fahey