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Golden Gate Stables
650 Cape Breton Dr, Pacifica, CA 94044
Golden Gate Stables is a horse boarding facility that has been operating in Pacifica since 1958. It has formerly beenMore known as Waddie Ranch and Park Pacifica Stables. It is home to the largest covered arena on the West Coast measuring 220x130 feet with clay and sand footing that is fully lighted for night and riding in bad weather. The ranch also has a smaller uncovered arena, a small covered turnout, a 60x60 round pen for cutting horses, and 2 large barns. Currently the ranch has full or self-service private stalls in our 2 large barns available for a monthly fee. The fee includes full access to all of the arenas and turnouts, including the large covered arena. There are also trails that lead from the ranch to Sweeney Ridge and San Andreas Trails around the San Andreas Lake, Baquiano Trail for beach access, and many trails leading to Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Since there aren’t any trainers here there is less competition for using the facilities. Our boarders come first so feel free to set up your jumps and barrels for practice without hassle. Most of our boarders have been here a long time and we like it that way. If you are interested in joining the Golden Gate Stables family please contact us for more information about boarding your own horse here.
Milagra Ridge
Sharp Park Rd & College Dr, Pacifica, CA 94044
Milagra Ridge, part of Golden Gate National Recreation Area, is known as an island habitat, meaning it is a uniqueMore ecosystem surrounded by human development. In fact, it is one of the last remaining habitats for the Mission Blue Butterfly and the San Bruno Elfin Butterfly, both federally endangered species. This 239-acre expanse of land, criss-crossed by well-maintained, mostly-paved trails, is a place of striking, almost surreal views. Fog from the Pacific Ocean hits the ridge and whips over its crest, slowing as it heads East amidst thick, low-lying brush and squat shrubs accented by vibrant wildflowers. On clear days, hikers can see westward for miles. Although the ridge teems with native wildlife, including coyotes, many species of birds and several kinds of plants, human development, off-trail use, and invasive non-native plant species continue to threaten the habitat. Milagra Ridge has therefore become the focus of local conservancy and stewardship efforts. Visit its Web site for more information and volunteer opportunities.