Butano Ridge Loop Trail

MODERATE 7 reviews

Butano Ridge Loop Trail is a 16.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Loma Mar, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
16.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3,339 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

As of May 2018, Old Haul Road is open but subject to periodic, temporary closures dependent on weather conditions. A long day's hike through some beautiful redwood and mixed forest areas. A lengthy hike on a variety of terrain in a lesser-known trail in Pescadero Creek County Park. Park at the small lot on Wurr Road and enjoy the hike on Old Haul Road, then up and along Butano Ridge, then down again. It's a significant climb up to the ridge, but well-worth it for physically fit hikers. (Sorry, no bicycles allowed)

hiking
5 months ago

As of mid-March 2018, Old Haul road was closed only a mile and a half into this hike, so I instead wandered around the other trails within the Pescadero Creek Park for 16 miles. There weren’t any views, but there were some nice big redwoods and the trails were well marked.

hiking
Sunday, April 02, 2017

Was planning to do this hike with our dog, but, be warned, the info on this site that dogs on leash are allowed is incorrect. No dogs are allowed in Pescadero Creek County Park.

mountain biking
Monday, August 22, 2016

Couldn't believe we didn't see a soul using this beautiful trail after a mile in - on a Sunday afternoon. Remote and peaceful!

hiking
Saturday, July 04, 2015

Really enjoyable trail with great views of the coast and hills. It seems more wild and remote than it is. There's a trail camp about half way (if you are doing this as a loop).

hiking
Saturday, June 10, 2017

Saturday, December 10, 2016

hiking
Monday, January 11, 2016