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 suffered 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 is working to restore 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 completed the Pedro Point Headlands Restoration and Trail Improvement Project. Trail contouring and erosion control fabric and wattles have been installed to ensure that all restoration areas will be safeguarded from erosion.
  • For hikers, all the trails are 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. Volunteers grow and plant native trees, shrubs and wildflowers – and provide a variety of crucial help. Local organizations, corporations, and schools are welcome to help out at the headlands. Attend an upcoming volunteer work day or help out at the native plant nursery. Send an email to 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. Learn more.

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 are 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

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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