Portola-Sighting the Bay From Sweeney Ridge - NBC Bay Area
OpenRoad With Doug McConnell

OpenRoad With Doug McConnell

With Doug McConnell

Portola-Sighting the Bay From Sweeney Ridge

442 Portola-Sighting the Bay From Sweeney Ridge

First sighting of SF Bay by Europeans (Published Thursday, April 11, 2019)

We’ll climb a high ridge above Pacifica and San Bruno where the Bay was first spotted by the Spanish expedition and descend through stately oaks to its final destination by a famous redwood tree that gave the city of Palo Alto its name. 


Ohlone-Portola’ Heritage Trail

Big Basin State Park

San Mateo County Parks

California Coastal Trail

Golden Gate National Recreation Area

Sanchez Adobe Park

City of  Pacifica

City of San Bruno

City of Palo Alto Parks and Open Space

Filoli Estate

Peninsula Open Space Trust

Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District

San Bruno Community Foundation

San Mateo County Parks Foundation

San Mateo County Historical Association

San Mateo/Silicon Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau

OpenRoad is made possible in part by support from these public and non-profit institutions that are committed to caring for our special environmental and historical legacies and inviting us to join them.