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#19 of 90 state parks in California

Best trails in Hearst San Simeon State Park

629 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:
3,409 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: 4.1 mi • Est. 1 h 38 m
This trail starts with a beach walk and then a walk among the trees with periodic access to the beach. Lots of little hidden walkways to see the beautiful Pacific ocean. Show more
#2 - Moonstone Beach Trail
Hearst San Simeon State Park
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Length: 2 mi • Est. 49 m
#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 - San Simeon Loop and North Moonstone Beach
Hearst San Simeon State Park
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Length: 4.6 mi • Est. 1 h 52 m
#5 - Moonstone Beach Trail
Hearst San Simeon State Park
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 2 m
#6 - Junge Ranch Trail
Hearst San Simeon State Park
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(29)
Length: 2 mi • Est. 52 m
#7 - Piedras Blancas Point to San Simeon Cove
Hearst San Simeon State Park
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Length: 1.2 mi • Est. 32 m
#8 - Point Sierra Nevada Trail
Hearst San Simeon State Park
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Length: 1.7 mi • Est. 45 m