Point Sal Overlook

HARD 72 reviews

Point Sal Overlook is a 9.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Casmalia, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, fishing, and horses and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
9.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1883 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

fishing

hiking

trail running

horseback riding

beach

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

rocky

washed out

walking
3 days ago

hiking
10 days ago

Amazing ocean and coastal mountain views. First part is all up hill then flattens out at the top. switch backs all the way down the back end down to the ocean. Note: you must climb down some pretty crazy rocks and hillside to reach the beach but it's definitely doable. Overall I'd rate the hike as "hard" the trail itself is all dirt road and asphalt however there is some pretty serious incline.

hiking
10 days ago

mountain biking
12 days ago

great ride. Mountain Bikes aren't really supposed to be there, so be polite to the hikers.

hiking
1 month ago

really good leg work out. amazing green views right now

trail running
1 month ago

trail running
1 month ago

a MODERATE walk or jog. This trail, minus the short 50 ft of downhill at the beach, is on a paved/dirt road.

Not much to say about it. If you've ever walked on a road and went to a beach, then picture it and you've got this trail. lolz. Lotz of shattered glass at the trailhead,,,did not look recent,,, but still be cautious about leaving possessions in your car.

Beach is secluded and nice to look at on the way down that beast of a switchbacky slope. Which reminds me...it would be vonderful if the base would allow legal use of existing dirt trail b/c it would drop the length of this walk down probably a mile and a half, and it would make things more exciting.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
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hiking
4 months ago

Parking was super easy at the trailhead. It was about two hours to get to the "treacherous cliffs" sign, then you have to scale down the cliff to get to the beach (you can tell there have been some landslides). The beach is gorgeous and pretty secluded. Somebody set up some seating with the rocks, so we had lunch. The climb back up the cliff is a little rough, you have to climb through quite a bit of plant life, but it's doable. The two hour hike back to the car isn't too bad, but there are some steep hills (down and back up), you'll definitely feel it in your calves, hamstrings, and glutes. This is not a trail for people with knee and back problems. It was quite warm when we went, bring lots of water...and if you have dogs, please stop letting them poop in the middle of the trail.

4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Parking was easy at the trail head. Despite the heavy fog it was a very enjoyable hike. The fog gave it a peaceful, but eerie feel-like zombies were waiting just beyond the bend! Not one I would do alone. We endured for the payoff of the coastline view peeking through the fog at the end. There are some steep hills and uneven terrain so people with knee issues beware. To the guy with the stroller with the kid in it making his way back uphill--props to you!

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Love this trial. Not too hard but you'll get your workout in for the most part. Beautiful views of you stick in there. (Don't go too late - when the sun goes down it is super sketchy - you can't see anything.) I do this hike all the time! Highly recommend.

hiking
5 months ago

6 months ago

well worth the hike