San Pedro Rock

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San Pedro Rock
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San Pedro Rock viewed from Devil's Slide Trail
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San Pedro Rock
Geography
Coordinates 37°35′43″N122°31′27″W / 37.59528°N 122.52417°W / 37.59528; -122.52417 [1] Coordinates: 37°35′43″N122°31′27″W / 37.59528°N 122.52417°W / 37.59528; -122.52417 [2]
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Administration
State California
County San Mateo

San Pedro Rock is a rock formation and small island off Point San Pedro in Pacifica, California, in the San Francisco Bay Area's San Mateo County. [3]

Access is only during low tide via a 1.2 mile path from Pacifica State Beach. At other times, access is blocked by private properties. [4]

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References

  1. "San Pedro Rock". Geographic Names Information System . United States Geological Survey.
  2. "San Pedro Rock". Geographic Names Information System . United States Geological Survey.
  3. USGS, September 19, 2007
  4. "San Pedro Rock Hiking Trail, Pacifica, California". Hiking Project.