Santa Rita Road

EASY 20 reviews

Santa Rita Road is a 15 mile point-to-point trail located near Templeton, California that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
15.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,062 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dogs on leash

kid friendly

mountain biking

off road driving

scenic driving

views

walking
1 month ago

Absolutely beautiful place to take a nice long walk! Once the pavement ends there are very few passing vehicles. The tree canopy keep most of the road shaded and there's a beautiful little creek to check out right off the road. My husband and I really found this to be a very pleasant walk.

mountain biking
2 months ago

Subtle and easy fire road with beautiful tree cover with an amazing view at the summit. Great if you need a quick cardio MB trail.

2 months ago

We hiked 10.3 miles of the 15 mile route east to west and loved every minute of it. The ascent is easier in this direction. The tree canopy covering the road is memorable and keeps it cooler during warm spells. Very beautiful.

walking
9 months ago

This is no trail. This is a road. It has plenty of traffic, and young teens who like 2 smoke marijuana and drive fast. Be warned. please don't come here

road biking
Saturday, February 11, 2017

SLO bike club rides up to where the pavement becomes unpaved then we stop chat a while and go back to Vineyard Drive. This is when we go to the Merry Hill coffee shop for a break. Oh we ride about 25 to 30 miles before adding this out and back, It's shady and comfortable on those hot summer mornings.

hiking
Monday, October 24, 2016

What a surprise! Jumped off at the suggested trailhead, which provided plenty of parking! The first mile is a suburban paved walkway and unimproved shoulder walking. After crossing a short bridge, with no bike/walking lane :-( , the area turns into a beautiful mossy oak-lined rural road. Loved the hike, but it is simply a lightly trafficked road versus a traditional trail. There are areas where there is little to no shoulder access when cars approach. Would be ideal for cycling.

hiking
Thursday, September 01, 2016

good trail lite trafic lots of deer

hiking
Monday, April 25, 2016

lovely walk on a quiet country road. We completed the first 4 miles, and will be back for more. still green and lush walking the road along the creek.

mountain biking
Monday, April 29, 2013

This is a great little North County gem. Repair to serene, rolling hills while enjoying a moderate '2nd ring' climb up the mostly shaded Santa Rita Rd canyon. This track describes the eastern half of Santa Rita Rd., accessed in the vicinity of Hwy 101 and Vineyard Dr. The summit is reached approximately 9 miles from Vineyard Dr., and from there you may turn around for the long coast back, or continue westbound, downhill to Old Creek Rd and Whale Rock Reservoir, Cayucos and the Pacific Ocean. There are numerous parking opportunities in the areas surrounding Santa Rita Rd and Vineyard Dr. We chose to utilize the park and ride near Trader Joes, but that was on a weekend. It may be unavailable during the week.

recorded Santa Rita Road

off road driving
8 days ago

hiking
4 months ago

mountain biking
6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

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