Ragged Point Fire Road Trail

MODERATE 3 reviews
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Ragged Point Fire Road Trail is a 4.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Ragged Point, California that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, trail running, and mountain biking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1811 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

views

This uphill hike is all about the views and changing terrain since there are no redwood groves or rushing streams. You'll get a good workout on a well maintained fire road where the views get better all the way to the top. This uphill hike is all about the views and changing terrain since there are no redwood groves or rushing streams. You'll get a good workout on a well maintained fire road where the views get better all the way to the top. You can turn back whenever you want to, but it is recommended going until the T intersection, where the fire road turns sharply left and another road/trail branches south, connecting up with several campsites. At this spot, you'll get a nice view of the mountains on the other side of the hill you've been climbing - a rewarding destination.

hiking
6 months ago

beatiful! Brutal the whole way up as should be, and just amazing on top! Meadows for days and beatiful beatiful wild flowers! did it twice last week!

hiking
8 months ago

Did this hike today. Only once we got to top we headed north along the ridge and came down the old county line fire road (unmaintained) but totally doable. Came out on highway one which is still closed and walked back to Ragged Point where we dropped off car. 10 miles total round trip. So worth it. Tons of wildflowers going off right now. So amazing. The views outstanding. Like all Big Sur hikes it's straight up and straight down.

hiking
Friday, August 30, 2013

A nice hike into the hills. Good views without getting too strenuous, and the option to stop at the Ragged Point for ice cream and the coastal view afterwards! Nice, unpopulated trail.