As Cornellians, we seek to bond with each other in good times and tough times. Unfortunately, with the outbreak of COVID-19, especially in the Bay Area, in-person group gatherings have not yet re-started.
However, Cornell NorCal continues to present a robust calendar of virtual events on a monthly basis. Additionally, we are cross-posting highlighted events from other Cornell clubs on our page below.
Please check back in here, find us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/CornellNorCal/), or sign up for our newsletter to get regular updates on upcoming events.


Cornell NorCal Board of Directors

Log in

SOLD OUT: Devil’s Slide Coastal Trail Hike

  • 25 Feb 2017
  • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • 5981 California Coastal Trail, Pacifica, CA 94044


  • Ticket for Devil's Slide Hike

Registration is closed

Don't miss the opportunity to hike the Devil’s Slide Trail with Cornell alumni and friends. You’ll be treated to incredible views of ocean and surf - and might even spot a Gray Whale heading north with its calves.

Join Cornell University alumni and friends for an exhilarating hike of the Devil’s Slide Coastal Trail.

Devil’s Slide has an infamous history. The 1.5 mile stretch was originally part of the Pacific Coast Highway. Unfortunately this segment of the highway had a notorious bad foundation for a road - which happened to edge along a narrow shelf above the ocean, with steep cliffs ascending and descending on both sides. During winter months landslides were common. Accidents regularly sent cars and trucks tumbling down the cliff. After years of debate, a bypass tunnel was built through Montara Mountain, and Devil's Slide, the roadway, was closed to vehicles.

In 2013 - this stretch of road was reopened as a hiking trail with stunning cliff views of the rugged pacific ocean. If we’re lucky, we may get glimpses of whales or seals - especially during January as Gray Whales migrate north to Alaska.

Date: Saturday, February 25th, 2017 at 1:00PM. Please arrive 10 minutes early.

Location: Meet at *Southern* Devil’s Slide trail parking lot right before the entrance to the Tom Lantos Bypass Tunnels on Route 1 (https://goo.gl/JpS5mo). The trailhead is adjacent to the parking lot (5981 California Coastal Trail, Pacifica, CA 94044).

Trail Length: Approximately 3 miles total - for the out and back hiking trail.

Post Hike Meal: We will announce the restaurant location (in nearby Half Moon Bay) via email the night before the hike.

Special Notes: Wear RED so we can easily keep the group together. Make sure you dress in layers, since even on nice days it can get windy, and sometimes the fog can come in surprisingly quickly.

Cost: $2 members

Event Tickets: Click above to purchase tickets!

For more information, please contact:

Anthony Asta

Cornell University Alumni Association of NorCal

Director of Outdoor Activities


Ph: 607-339-1557

Raj Uppala

Cornell University Alumni Association of NorCal


Raj Uppala, MBA '15

Copyright © Cornell NorCal. All rights reserved.