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Milagra Ridge

Link to Milagra Ridge brochure

Milagra Ridge, 239 acres of National Park Service open space in Pacifica and part of the 119 square mile Golden Gate National Recreation Area, is a place of breathtaking views and diverse resources. The hiking is mostly level and mostly paved. This was once a site of a Nike missile complex and today it is one of the last remaining habitats for two federally endangered butterflies.

Milagra Ridge, 239 acres of National Park Service open space in Pacifica and part of the 119 square mile Golden Gate National Recreation Area, is a place of breathtaking views and diverse resources. The hiking is mostly level and mostly paved. This was once a site of a Nike missile complex and today it is one of the last remaining habitats for two federally endangered butterflies.

Surrounded by human development, Milagra Ridge is an island of protected habitat for native plants and animals. Its small size, isolated location and recreational appeal places stress upon natural processes and threatens the long-term integrity of the park. Threats to the land, including urban development, off-trail use and the widespread growth of non-native, invasive plants have led to the endangerment of two butterfly species on Milagra, the Mission Blue Butterfly and the San Bruno Elfin Butterfly.

Milagra Ridge is located just off Sharp Park Road - take College Drive north a quarter mile to the trailhead. For more information on Milagra Ridge, visit the following websites:

National Park Service
Golden Gate National Park Conservancy

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