Butano Ridge Loop Trail is a 17.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Loma Mar, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
A long day's hike through some beautiful redwood and mixed forest areas. A lengthy hike on a variety of terrain in a lesser-known trail in Pescadero Creek County Park. Park at the small lot on Wurr Road and enjoy the hike on Old Haul Road, then up and along Butano Ridge, then down again. It's a significant climb up to the ridge, but well-worth it for physically fit hikers. (Sorry, no bicycles allowed)
Couldn't believe we didn't see a soul using this beautiful trail after a mile in - on a Sunday afternoon. Remote and peaceful!
Really enjoyable trail with great views of the coast and hills. It seems more wild and remote than it is. There's a trail camp about half way (if you are doing this as a loop).