Canyon, Goat Hill Trail Loop

MODERATE 29 reviews
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Canyon, Goat Hill Trail Loop is a 9.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Pescadero, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
9.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2526 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Connect the Six Bridges Trail to the Little Butano Creek Trail, then follow Goat Hill Trail to Ano Nuevo Trail. $10 day fee for parking.

backpacking
5 days ago

Fun hike! Camped at the Butano trail camps, the campsites are nice, spaced well apart, there are bear boxes and a toilet, which is nice. Beautiful setting, a lush trail through ferns and redwoods is hard to beat.

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1 month ago

1 month ago

Enjoyed the range of vegetation. Went in spring so lots of green and flowers. Lots and lots of fallen trees after all the rain. TICKS so hikers BEWARE. Very steep at the very end/beginning depending what direction you start.

2 months ago

2 months ago

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5 months ago

it was very quiet, campground closed for the season. clean park. easy to find Butano SP. $10 day fee for parking, bring cash. dog did pick up a couple ticks.

hiking
6 months ago

Dogs are only allowed on paved roads and the fire roads.So we followed the Olmo Fire road for an out and back trail. We went in November, just after the first fall rains. The trail can be quite challenging due to rapid elevation gains in places. You have to ascend rapidly to get to the rim of the park. The start of the trail is obviously an old road (some paving is here and there) but when you cross the Goat Hill trail the first time, the track narrows and keeps narrowing, becoming overgrown, but still well-marked.

hiking
8 months ago

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9 months ago

Beautiful. Not very crowded and a good amount of park to explore. We went on the Little Butano Creek Trail

hiking
11 months ago

Nice little park tucked away off the 1 and you'd hardly know it's there. We did Ox Mill to Jackson Flats to Butano Fire Rd to Indian and Goat Hill and Olmo Fire Rd then added four miles by taking the out-and-back Candelabra Trail to Gazos Rd. Returned to descend the steep Año Nuevo Trail for a 14.3-mile loop in about 5 hours including a lunch break. Saw only a couple other folks although it was a Monday. Generally forest canopy with short pockets of sun though most of the fire roads are fully exposed. Overall, many of these trails are moderately flat but there are tougher long climbs as well. Fun park if you're looking to beat weekend crowds at Big Basin SP.

hiking
Sunday, February 14, 2016