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#30 of 90 state parks in California

Best trails in Hearst San Simeon State Park

517 Reviews
Looking for a great trail in Hearst San Simeon State Park, California? AllTrails has 8 great hiking trails, walking trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 4 easy trails in Hearst San Simeon State Park ranging from 1.7 to 2.6 miles and from 9 to 78 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

Enjoy the historic Hearst Castle in this park as well as camping, hiking, beaches, fishing, and surfing. There is a $5 day use fee. There is also great views of the northern elephant seals on the beaches.

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Map of trails in Hearst San Simeon State Park
Park information
Acreage:
3409 acres
Contact
805-772-6101
Helpful links
Top trails (8)
#1 - San Simeon Bay Trail
Hearst San Simeon State Park
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Length: 4.3 mi • Est. 1 h 53 m
NOTE: Hikers have reported bear sightings on this trail. Please practice caution when using this trail.Show more
#2 - Moonstone Beach Trail
Hearst San Simeon State Park
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Length: 2 mi • Est. 49 m
Moonstone Beach Trail is a 2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Cambria, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a numbeShow more
#3 - San Simeon Trail to Washburn Campground Loop
Hearst San Simeon State Park
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Length: 3.3 mi • Est. 1 h 37 m
wetlands, meadows and forest. It's very quiet, but it's a small park that includes a campground and roads. Free parking.Show more
#4 - Junge Ranch Trail
Hearst San Simeon State Park
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Length: 2 mi • Est. 52 m
Junge Ranch Trail is a 2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Cambria, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number oShow more
#5 - San Simeon Loop and North Moonstone Beach
Hearst San Simeon State Park
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Length: 5.5 mi • Est. 2 h 33 m
San Simeon Loop and North Moonstone Beach is a 5.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Cambria, California that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number oShow more
#6 - Moonstone Beach Trail
Hearst San Simeon State Park
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 2 m
Moonstone Beach Trail is a 2.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Cambria, California that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for waShow more
#7 - Piedras Blancas Point to San Simeon Cove
Hearst San Simeon State Park
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Length: 1.2 mi • Est. 32 m
Piedras Blancas Point to San Simeon Cove is a 1.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near San Simeon, California that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail offers Show more
#8 - Point Sierra Nevada Trail
Hearst San Simeon State Park
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Length: 1.7 mi • Est. 45 m
Point Sierra Nevada Trail is a 1.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near San Simeon, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is Show more