Ollason Trail

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Ollason Trail is a 8.3 mile loop trail located near Salinas, California that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking and mountain biking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
8.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,303 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

mountain biking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

trail running
4 months ago

First timer here so took some side trips. Great trail. A lot of vertical on the east side trail, and your rewarded with great views early on. Made it a loop clockwise and much more gradual decent on the west side.

hiking
5 months ago

killer views.

hiking
6 months ago

This is a "Hard" trail, not moderate.

Love the view of the valley from the peak. Great calf workout from the climbs. Shoes with good traction a must. Walking sticks will also help. Watch out for mtn bikes when they are zooming downhill, coyote and cow poop.

Bring 4 bottles of water during summer, 2 bottles during winter. Picnic table at peak for a great lunch with a view.

hiking
Monday, July 03, 2017

Great loop trail - gradual incline up Olson's or steep approach from the east /toyon trail
Good views from the peak

hiking
Saturday, December 10, 2016

This is the toughest hike in the park in regards to altitude gain. Excellent views from the peaks, particularly Mt Simas. Quite steep, slippery, and exposed for the last stretch up Simas. Expect close encounters with cattle on Ollason peak. Excellent wildflower blooms throughout in spring.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Beautiful panoramic views of the Salinas Valley. Good hike year round.

hiking
Thursday, September 24, 2015

Amazing views! Just bring lots of water and go early before the sun gets too hot.

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