West Ranch Bluff Trail

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West Ranch Bluff Trail is a 2.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Cambria, CA that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.7 miles 314 feet Loop

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly



trail running




wild flowers


Fiscalini Ranch Preserve is actually a pair of parallel trails - one is along the upper edge, the other along the bluffs. Both offer spectacular ocean views. The trails are primarily boardwalks, some places hard dirt. It is ADA accessable and leashed dogs are allowed. There are also several smaller trails in the immediate area. The buff trail meanders along about 40' above the ocean. In the spring there is an abundance of wildflowers. There are several benches located along the path. Each bench is an unique piece of art and offers views of the ocean. There is parking at both ends of the trails. Each is 1 mile out, so you can do both trails in 2 miles. The paths are well used by locals. Also on Windsor you will pass Shamel Park, a nice county park with a swimming pool (seasonal) and beach access. The beach here (AKA Moonstone Beach) is not sand, but tiny pebbles. You can picnic here before or after your leisurely walk.

8 months ago

This is a great preserve to explore. Trails through the woods, meadows, and along the bluffs above the ocean. We added on the neighborhoods north and south of the open land to look for our "dream home!"

11 months ago

Great place to take the dog... and search for geocaches.

1 year ago

GREAT walk with awesome views!

2 years ago

Easy trail with excellent views! Loved it for an easy walk with the dog.

2 years ago

The Fiscalini Ranch Reserve trail is my favorite hiking trail in all of San Luis Obispo, you have so many trails the cross into each other that it is wonderful to hop on to another trail in so many directions. I like starting from the beach side and hiking up into the beautiful forest. Cambria is the town of beautiful trees and this trail is so beautiful everywhere you go. Pack a lunch because you can sit in any if the beautiful benches near the cliffs and in the forest. I highly recommend this trail for anybody year round. They is beautiful because of the flowers are everywhere and the forest is clean and smells like pine everywhere, it here