Pescadero Creek Trail

MODERATE 11 reviews

Pescadero Creek Trail is a 16.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Loma Mar, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Horses are also able to use this trail.

16.5 miles
1,335 feet
Out & Back



horseback riding

nature trips

trail running




wild flowers



no dogs

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Arrived to see a notice that some trails were closed. Talked to the ranger who gave us a map and suggested an alternate route. Lots of redwoods and fire roads. We got lost unfortunately, first time ever for us. Our own fault though, tried to navigate without using AllTrails gps. Ended up in the neighboring YMCA youth camp. They have set up trails of their own and named them the same as the trails on the map. Got directions back to the main road and hike back to the parking lot. Will be back to conquer this though!

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

A quiet trail full of redwoods, poison oak and mosquitos. Old Haul Road was closed due to trail damage, so we took a different route following Pomponio trail to Tarwater trail and looping back on the canyon trail for about 10 miles. Only saw 5 equestrians the whole time. Trails are a mix of fire roads and single-track trails.

trail running
Monday, August 19, 2013

There is a nice easy road through the park to Portola State park. It used to be a rail bed. Keep an eye out for wild pigs, used to see them once in a while along the road.

Thursday, April 05, 2012

This is a great trail for solitude, I saw only a handful of other people during the entire two days. Started off in Sam McDonald County Park and stayed overnight at Tarwater Trail Camp. There's a decent waterfall near the convergence of Towne Creek and Jones Gulch Creek. The trail is moderately strenuous. If you like redwood forests without the crowds of Muir Woods, this is a great place. The Tarwater Trail is particularly nice.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

trail running
Sunday, October 02, 2016

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Friday, July 03, 2015

Tuesday, January 07, 2014