2 - 3
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With a gorgeous trail leading up to a paved track, which in turn goes to the famous Point of San Francisco Bay Discovery, this is a classic and historical hike. Start your day by parking just to the east of the Mori Point hiking area (which is well worth exploring if you want to extend this trip) and climb the Mori Trail as it climbs - steeply at times - to meet the Sweeney Ridge Trail.
This is paved and effortless to travel, so you can enjoy the feeling of rising ever higher above San Francisco Bay without having to really try hard. The San Francisco Bay Discovery Site is the literal and and figurative high point of the trail, and is a fascinating spot.
The monument commemorates the first recorded European sighting of San Francisco Bay in 1769, and doing some reading on the history of the spot whilst sitting there is recommended.
Suitably satiated with ocean views and historical interest, descend by the same route back to the Cabrillo Highway.