Lake Ranch Trail is a 8.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Bolinas, 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: 8.6 miles Elevation Gain: 1,354 feet Route Type: Loop


nature trips


bird watching




wild flowers


no dogs

It has been reported this trail has a temporary closure due to COVID-19. Please see the park's website for up to date information. Hike around Ocean Lake via the Ocean Lake Loop From the Palomarin Trail Staging Area take the Coast Trail

4 months ago

Good views towards the beginning of the hike and the majority of it is covered. The end is kind of awkward, just a turn around in the middle of a path before you head back. No cool view at the end. Much better hikes in the area.

7 months ago

Horrible trail. Not even close to moderate. Flat and boring. Minimal incline. More horses than people, and horse crap everywhere. Boring. The waterfall pictured is not on the trail - it’s on a different connecting part. The crystal trail that is supposed to connect is overgrown and not usable. Would never go here again.

Sun Sep 24 2017

Beautiful Hike! The Loop was not possible, it was an out and back . From the trail head, along the Coastal Trail then up Lake Ranch Trail to Mud Lke and then back...the Crystal Lake Trail was closed, and looked like it had been closed for a while.

Sun Jun 25 2017

Incredible views. It was harder than moderate IMO.

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Sat Feb 03 2018