Toyon Ridge Trail is a 5.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Salinas, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, nature trips, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 5.5 miles Elevation Gain: 1,446 feet Route Type: Loop

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8 months ago

Great workout trail very steep and slippery dirt and rocks highly recommend hiking poles

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10 months ago

Peace-laden scrub, with one daring five-minute scramble up a steep incline. Keep some firm fitting, with three points of contact. Bring lunch for the peak. Slivers of bay visible on clear days. Technically a very high hill (below 2,000 metres).

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Sun Apr 28 2019

I like trails with a good incline at first. This trail really took me into the nature state of mind once I got to the top. Beautiful views. Even saw a tiny slice of the Monterey bay from here! Perhaps even better ocean views if there wasn’t a little fog!

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Mon Jan 21 2019

East Ridge to Toyon Ridge

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Fri Nov 23 2018

Beautiful views and an aggressive incline! Park opens at 0800.

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Mon Apr 16 2018

this was a tough incline....but worth it!

Sun Oct 15 2017

A couple of really good grades. I’d say a cockwise loop seems best and look on satellite view for trails adjacent to Cougar Ridge on the way down, especially near the paved portion of Cougar.

Thu Sep 07 2017

Steep hills and gorgeous scenery. Overall a great workout!

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Tue Jul 18 2017

Steeply ascending ridge trail with almost constant full-sun exposure, so plan accordingly on hot days. Nice vistas of Salinas Valley from upper elevations. Overall, a very good workout.

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Mon Apr 24 2017

I was a bit unsure at first. I saw that the entrance to Toro park requires $8 per vehicle but you can park outside the gate for free and take a little extra walk. The park gets full but the trails were practically empty. This specific trail was a constant up then a long down. The views were beautiful and the trail was peaceful and a good workout. If I were to repeat a trail I'd definitely do this one again.

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Thu Apr 20 2017

Difficult trail even for in shape 50+ year old marathoners!

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