Run to the Coast
You can’t beat the San Mateo Coast
for verdant springtime splendor—and you can do it in an afternoon.
Rolling hills rise from the craggy coast,
covered with different species of grass
that create a patchwork of subtly different hues.
Chase the margin of green along the old stagecoach route,
from San Gregorio to Pescadero.
Then continue south along Cloverdale Rd,
past picturesque horse farms lined with white split-rail fences.
At Gazos Creek Rd, turn right to Hwy 1 north.
Travel time from SF: 60 minutes to San Gregorio,
via I-280 south to Hwy 1 south in Pacifica.
What to See: The Pigeon Point Lighthouse,
on your return trip north up Hwy 1.
Where to Pack a Picnic:
The San Gregorio Store, a
frozen-in-time 19th-century general store.