Three Bridges Oak Preserve Trail

MODERATE 52 reviews

Three Bridges Oak Preserve Trail is a 3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Atascadero, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. 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
3.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
646 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

hiking
2 days ago

If you want to get out and do a hike but don’t have a lot of time, this is the one for you. It is well traveled which is nice if you are alone, but not so nice if you prefer having a quiet hike. There are a lot of dogs and plenty of big groups. There were also multiple families with small children. Overall, it is a fairly easy hike with pretty views of Atascadero and surrounding mountains.

3 days ago

A beautiful little Trail that was built with a lot of Loving Care! The inclines and switchbacks were very nicely done. I was also pleasantly surprised to find a lot of great Trail markers for vegetation and Wildlife.

9 days ago

Had. a good hike. lot of people.

11 days ago

The length and terrain and views of this trail are all great! The only drawback is that the path is slanted, I suppose for erosion prevention, but for long stretches, is slants to the side. My ankles and knees didn't like that. I don't normally have issues.

12 days ago

Great views all around! Our dogs enjoyed it too.

hiking
14 days ago

A little trouble finding the trail head, thank God for my son. Beautifully managed paths. Dusty, but well worth it. I recommend it

hiking
14 days ago

Nice wide and clean trails. Good for kids and dos!

17 days ago

Wonderful trail with great views.

20 days ago

Trailhead is off of San Gabriel Rd. Not the 41. Follow San Gabriel west off the 41, and there will be signs for the preserve that will lead you to the trailhead.

hiking
2 months ago

Easy hike with beautiful views. Loved the informative placards along the way with on the trees, plants, and animals in the area...will definitely hike again!

hiking
2 months ago

Fairly easy hike with kids, views at the top were beautiful.

hiking
2 months ago

Although it's only 3.8 miles total, this beautiful hike covers the entire trail system in the new Three Bridges Oak Preserve. All trails are wide and well-graded, so the 700' of elevation gain is easier than you might expect. Junctions are clearly marked and there's no chance of getting lost. The Madrone Trail (open to hikers only) ends at a nice view point on the side of a hill. There is a crossing of Atascadero Creek near the beginning of the trail, but it was dry when we visited. Most of the trail is shaded and it's suitable for year-round use. You'll want to get an early start during the hot summer months.

hiking
3 months ago

Pretty fun and easy hike but finding it was tough! Where it is on Apple maps takes you too far to a parking lot with no start point! The trailhead is close to this address : 9930 Carmelita, Atascadero, 93422! If you park in the lot then the trailhead is super easy to find! 3.5 miles total from that starting point! Have fun!

hiking
3 months ago

Nice clean trail for a decent workout.

hiking
3 months ago

this is a beautiful hike right in Atascadero. We took our 3 kids (5,9,10) all the way to the top lookout with no problem. The winding paths are easy to navigate. My kids really enjoyed all the informative posts placed sporadically along the trail. I will be recommending this one to everyone around looking for a scenic hike.

hiking
3 months ago

A really nice trail. If you're into raw wilderness then this trail is not for you. It is easy to moderate with a wide, well maintained trail with few rocks. It basically goes up and back but with beautiful lichen drenched-oaks and chaparral along the way. A lot of shade and signs along the way describing various flora and fauna. I'm not really a science guy but it was informative and the signs were not too distracting. Overall a nice workout and a beautiful trail. It took about 45 minutes each way. Don't use the AllTrail website to get there however. The trail head was a little hard to find.

hiking
4 months ago

Excellent condition

trail running
4 months ago

Terrific new trail! Nice 90 minute round trip. Wide paths well groomed.

4 months ago

Great trail. This is a pretty easy hike, but beautiful.

hiking
5 months ago

Very nice trail. Beautiful and well maintained. Lots of interesting info along the way on native plants. I had some initial confusion on how to get to the parking area at trailhead but figured it out. Quite a lot of people. Thanks for the beautiful space ALPS!!

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