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Painted Rock Trail is a 2.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near New Cuyama, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from August until April.

Length 2.5 mi Elevation gain 209 ft Route type Loop

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Bird watching

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Historic site

No dogs

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Note: Closed 3/1-7/15 for nesting bird season and access at that time is limited to guided tours only. At other times, you must visit recreation.gov to get a permit and access code for the gate.

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Reviews (13)
Photos (18)
Recordings (7)
Completed (22)
Barbie T.
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It's closed til July 16, 2019 due to bird nesting.

Vinay Mehta
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02/23/19: Need access permit from Visitor center outside for gate access. Nice flat trail with meadows views although the vandalism has covered the actual old paintings on rock. Cool views of rock 360 degrees and would be worthwhile a guided tour

Benjamin Rickman
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Need to visit recreation.gov to get a required permit and access code. Closed 3/1-7/15 for nesting bird season and only access at that time is by guided tour.

Maria Pulido
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Hiking

Pretty quite worth the drive and time just don’t think I would ever go back.

Alexis Feller
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vandalized badly

Dana Doris
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Hiking
First to Review

Good place for solitude if you do the self-tour in the offseason. Very quiet. Pictographs and geology are interesting. I've gone twice, a year apart. The pictographs seem to be fading fast. Seem less visible even a year later. One would be wise to go see them before they are gone forever. An easy walk and well marked, wide trail. Chance to see antelope and elk on the drive in. Also, lots of tarantulas at the right time of year. This is an important, even sacred, place to many people... tread lightly and be respectful.

Wanisa Jaikwang
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Mariah Phillips
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Eric Lawton Forbes
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David Gordon
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David Gordon
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Michael Not Mike 805
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Christie Ryan
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