Three Bridges Oak Preserve Trail

MODERATE 31 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

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

views

wild flowers

hiking
1 day ago

hiking
12 days 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
18 days ago

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

hiking
25 days 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
1 month ago

trail running
1 month ago

hiking
1 month 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
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Nice clean trail for a decent workout.

hiking
1 month 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
2 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
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Excellent condition

trail running
2 months ago

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

hiking
2 months ago

3 months ago

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

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 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!!

3 months ago