Restoring Pedro Point Headlands

Located between San Francisco and Half Moon Bay, Pedro Point Headlands offers a spectacular 255-acre landscape, three miles of trails and stunning views. At the same time, the Headlands suffers from persistent erosion, caused by past off-highway vehicle (OHV) use. Sediment runs into San Pedro Creek, harming fish, frogs and other wildlife.

The Pacifica Land Trust has begun the process of restoring the beauty and health of the Pedro Point Headlands. Together with the community and partner organizations we are working to heal this unique coastal ecosystem and improve the trails.


  • Go Native, a local habitat restoration company, has kicked off the 2017 Pedro Point Headlands Restoration and Trail Improvement Project summer construction season. Before the rains hit, contouring was refined and erosion control fabric and wattles were installed to ensure that all construction areas would be safeguarded from erosion. The new trails did well after the winter rains. 
  • For hikers, all the trails remain open. A kiosk has been installed at the trail head of the South Ridge Trail. Please refer to the kiosk for updates on the project.PPH Kids
  • Volunteers in the stewardship program meet monthly to care for the land. Local organizations and schools are helping out at the headlands. Volunteers grow and plant native trees, shrubs and wildflowers – and provide a variety of crucial help. Learn more.
  • To ensure that the headlands is resistant to the expected changes from climate change, a high-diversity of species will be planted to enhance resilience.

Volunteer Waiver Form
Click HERE to download our Volunteer Waiver Form.


February 25th
March 25th
April 29th
May 27th (Memorial Day weekend)
June 24th
And the tentative schedule for the second half of 2018 is:
July 22nd
August 26th
September 23rd
October 28th
November 25th (Escape to the Headlands)


More opportunities available for volunteers interested in working at the nursery.  Email


If you enjoy the Headlands, please consider a tax-deductible donation to PLT.

Get Involved

Get Involved

The trails, plants and animals of the Pedro Point Headlands need your help! Join the volunteer stewardship program.

Discover Native Plants and Animals

The Pedro Point Headlands is home to a rare mix of native plants and animals, such as Bewick’s wren, San Francisco wallflower, and Michael’s rein orchid. Learn more.

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