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Twin Rocks Trail is a 26.5 mile out and back trail located near Santa Maria, California that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, bird watching, and horses and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 26.5 miles Elevation Gain: 5,734 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash


horseback riding

nature trips

bird watching


The first few miles of this trail allow off road driving. At the 3.5 miles a gate blocks all traffic but hiking and horseback riding.

ohv/off road driving
Mon Jan 08 2018

Some beautiful scenery on this trail. It’s an out and back only trail for OHV/ATV/4WD. At the 3.5 miles a gate blocks all traffic but hiking and horseback riding. The trail is red clay and stone and has several deeply rutted and narrow climbs on large smooth rock and slick surfaces. Some of these are on sheer ledges with a sizable drop so without proper control of wheel spin one could quickly get into an unrecoverable, bailout situation and lose their vehicle. I wouldn’t recommend this trail for SUVs without a lockable 4WD and 6 inches of clearance, MINIMUM. Also, expect some scrapes and scratches from bushes, etc because this trail is very narrow in many places!!

ohv/off road driving
Mon Aug 14 2017

Like stated before. I would not consider this trail as easy. Some steep hills that would be better for Modified vehicles with at least 33 inch tires for traction. Do expect scratches from branches. As of 8/13/17 the gate was closed less then half way forcing us to turn right back. Still a pretty fun and mild trail.

ohv/off road driving
Thu Aug 10 2017

Definitely not an "easy" trail. Depending on what your driving it can be pretty difficult. 4x4 is a must and a lift preferred. the road is washed out with gravel, rocks and ruts. Some decent inclines and some narrow stretches. If you've got a good setup this should be fairly moderate. Overall a good time!

ohv/off road driving
Mon May 01 2017

It's listed as easy. It isn't easy! In my Subaru Outback within a few minutes I got to risky to go by myself. I think my Outback could of made it but would of needed a person to guide me. So I quickly turned around. I advice have at least 12 inch ground clearance 4x4. If you have 2 wheel drive you better be skilled.

ohv/off road driving
Sat Jan 06 2018