De Angulo Trail to Partington Ridge

HARD 6 reviews
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De Angulo Trail to Partington Ridge is a 8.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Big Sur, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. 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.

8.4 miles
3,061 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash



nature trips

trail running



wild flowers


4 months ago

This is a great trail if you're looking for quick elevation gain across ~1.5 miles with beautiful views and little-to-no people. This dirt road segment of the trail is a wide path that only some trucks and ATVs can climb, making it perfect to hike up with large groups. HOWEVER, like others have said, the De Angulo Trail segment was very overgrown with Poison Oak, so I would recommend to be aware and avoid that area until it has been cleared out. We ended up hiking up just the dirt road segment and turning around just a little past the trailhead marker up the hill.

8 months ago

November 2017 - the trail is overgrown and nearly impassable. Beautiful views, but not worth it until the trail is cleared.

Sunday, April 06, 2014

This is a moderately strenuous trail. It begins as an access road with houses on either side. About 2.5 miles in there is a trail marker. The trail is well-maintained.

5 months ago

Friday, February 21, 2014