kaleb, thank you for your extensive visit and the many comments!
Mission peak is visible at the far end
Thank you for your comments. This is indeed a very nice trail. My first visit there, but I can understand why so many people are visiting instantly. Not only a good place for exercises, but also for photographs.
Back in my day this was called Windmill Meadows. There was an old windmill up here that gave it it's name. Me and my friends used to hike back here and camp under the trees all the time. One of my friends had a big Billy Goat we would pack up with all our camping gear and food to go camping. Back then it was privetly owned so we had be on the lookout for the owners. They were known for chasing people off their land with shotguns loaded with saltrock. Beyond this point by another 2 miles or so was a natural spring that bubbled up from the ground. That was also a favorite destination of ours.
At the far end (top of the picture) are Pillar Point, Pillar Point Harbor and Mirada Surf.
It is connected to Pillar Point Harbor and Mirada Surf, to its left. To its further back, there is Pillar Point Bluff and Pillar Ridge.
offcial website with detailed maps of all areas.