Managed by: POST
Location: Off Highway 1 across from Pigeon Point lighthouse
Hours: Sunset to sunrise
Trail Difficulty: Moderate, 2 miles roundtrip
Things to See and Do: Wilbur's Watch is a one-mile trail located on POST's Cloverdale Coastal Ranches property. Dedicated to Colburn Wilbur, retired executive director of the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the trail leads uphill from a small parking lot through grassland and native coastal scrub to a breathtaking lookout. From the top, relax on recycled redwood benches and peer through the telescope to take in panoramic views from Montara Mountain to the north to Año Nuevo State Reserve to the south.
Keep Your Eyes Open For: Coyote brush, California blackberry, blue-eyed grass, songbirds, falcons, hawks and migrating whales.
Directions: From Highway 92 or Highway 84, take Highway 1 south past Pescadero. Immediately across from Pigeon Point lighthouse, turn left onto Pigeon Point Rd, and follow as it curves around to the right. You'll see the ramp to the parking area on your left 0.8 mile from the Highway 1 junction.