#0394 Site of the Discovey of San Francisco Bay


#0394 Site of the Discovey of San Francisco Bay

Site information:

Located on Sweeney Ridge, where Baquiano Trail and Sweeney Ridger Trail meet (about a 1.7 mile hike).  Baquiano trailhead is at the end of Fassler Ave, Pacifica

37.604595, -122.457865

Plaque information:

Private plaque located at site.  The views are worth the trip.

37.604595, -122.457865

State plaque located on Hwy 1 and Crespi Dr, Pacifica.  this plaque doubles as 24 and 394.

37.599298, -122.499989

Plaque text:

From this ridge the Portola expedition discovered San Francisco Bay, November 4, 1769.

Plaque text:

Discovery of San Francisco Bay

Captain Gaspar de Portolá camped, October 31, 1769, by the creek at the south side of this valley, and to that camp scouting parties brought news of a body of water to the east. On November 4 the expedition advanced. Turning inland here, they climbed to the summit of Sweeney Ridge and beheld for the first time the Bay of San Francisco.

Tablet placed by California Centennials Commission. Base furnished by County Board of Supervisors in cooperation with the San Mateo County Historical Association. Dedicated October 16, 1949.

Registered 3/8/1948