Description: Travel along the spine of the Peninsula green belt and into San Francisco. This route requires special access to Fifield Cahill through the beautiful Crystal Springs water shed.
Vehicle Logistics: Check in with park ranger / attendant about parking overnight at Huddart Park. Overnight parking is not allowed at Presidio unless you have a camping permit at Rob Hill.
Water: Fountains can be found at Skyline College, Westlake Park near Merced Lake, and various other gas stations and stores through Pacifica and San Francisco.
Special Permit: You are required to schedule a docent to lead you through the Fifield Cahill section (Fifield Cahill Docent Information). Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for help in setting up a docent.
Rob Hill Campground in SF Presidio: Reservation only, group sites.
Huddart County Park: Group sites. Might be possible to camp overnight solo check with Ridge Trail staff to request special permission. email@example.com
Half Moon Bay State Beach: First come first served hike and bike sites. This is a detour off of the Ridge Trail which will add more miles and elevation gain.
OuterSpatial Mobile Map: Bike Overnight: Huddart to Rob Hill
Total Miles / Elevation: 53 miles, 6562’ gain, 6133’ loss
Surfaces: Trail and Road. Not all road sections provide lanes or shoulders for bikes. Use at your own risk.
Day 1 Itinerary:
Section 1: Huddart – Fifield Cahill
Trail Maps: Purisima Creek Redwoods, Fifield Cahill
Camp Start: Huddart County Park, group sites. Might be possible to camp overnight solo check with Ridge Trail staff to request special permission. firstname.lastname@example.org
Water: There is no water in this section. Fill up before you leave and take everything with you.
Section Note: You will travel on mostly road before arriving at the Fifield Cahill start at Skylawn Memorial Park. Be careful crossing Hwy 92. Travel at your own risk.
Section 2: Fifield Cahill – Lake Merced
Trail Maps: Fifield Cahill to Mussel Rock, Mussel Rock to Lake Merced
Water: Fountains can be found at Skyline College, Westlake Park near Merced Lake, and various other gas stations and stores through Pacifica.
Section 3: Lake Merced – Rob Hill Campground, Presidio
Trail Maps: Lake Merced to Stern Grove, Stern Grove to Presidio, Presidio to Rob Hill
Water: There are various water fountains and stores through San Francisco, the Presidio, and Golden Gate Park.
End Camp: Rob Hill Campground in SF Presidio, group sites.
Section Note: Rapley Ranch to Huddart is mostly on road, Hwy 35 and King Mountain Rd.
Day 2 Suggested Itinerary:
Continue North: Check out our itinerary and resources for The Presidio to Samuel P Taylor
Out and back: Ride back and camp at first come first served hike / bike in sites at Half Moon Bay State Beach