Blinn Ranch Trail

EASY 5 reviews

Blinn Ranch Trail is a 6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Santa Margarita, California that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
6.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
626 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

backpacking

birding

hiking

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wildlife

backpacking. perfect weather in early June.

backpacking
4 months ago

Blinn Ranch trail is an unimproved road. 1.5 miles from Sapwi Camp, it becomes single-track. I encountered minimal poison oak and none of it presented a barrier to the trail. Good signage along the way, except for where the trail splits between Khus and Sapwi camps.

7 months ago

Very level trail for the most part. Gets better if you extend your hike further on.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

hiking
Tuesday, April 07, 2015

We hiked the Blinn Ranch Trail this past Sunday and found it to be beautiful and very peaceful. We were fortunate enough to see a small herd of Tule Elk and I managed to take a couple of photos.

hiking
Monday, March 09, 2015

This was a lovely hike for a spring day (in the summer it would likely be too hot!), and unfortunately the drought made for a all together missing lake.

As we were leaving a woman warned us to be mindful of the time when we came back, as mountain lions and bears were more active around dusk and were in the area. Something to keep in mind if you plan on camping out there.