Painted Rock Trail

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Painted Rock Trail is a 2.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Santa Margarita, CA that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.5 miles 240 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
27 days ago

Good place for solitude if you do the self-tour in the offseason. Very quiet. Pictographs and geology are interesting. I've gone twice, a year apart. The pictographs seem to be fading fast. Seem less visible even a year later. One would be wise to go see them before they are gone forever. An easy walk and well marked, wide trail. Chance to see antelope and elk on the drive in. Also, lots of tarantulas at the right time of year. This is an important, even sacred, place to many people... tread lightly and be respectful.