West Ranch Bluff Trail

EASY 25 reviews

West Ranch Bluff Trail is a 2.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Cambria, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
314 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

trail running

walking

beach

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Fiscalini Ranch Preserve is actually a pair of parallel trails - one is along the upper edge, the other along the bluffs. Both offer spectacular ocean views. The trails are primarily boardwalks, some places hard dirt. It is ADA accessable and leashed dogs are allowed. There are also several smaller trails in the immediate area. The buff trail meanders along about 40' above the ocean. In the spring there is an abundance of wildflowers. There are several benches located along the path. Each bench is an unique piece of art and offers views of the ocean. There is parking at both ends of the trails. Each is 1 mile out, so you can do both trails in 2 miles. The paths are well used by locals. Also on Windsor you will pass Shamel Park, a nice county park with a swimming pool (seasonal) and beach access. The beach here (AKA Moonstone Beach) is not sand, but tiny pebbles. You can picnic here before or after your leisurely walk.

hiking
16 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

walking
7 months ago

7 months ago

walking
Sunday, October 02, 2016

Friday, May 06, 2016

hiking
Tuesday, April 19, 2016

hiking
Sunday, April 03, 2016

hiking
Friday, March 18, 2016

walking
Wednesday, March 02, 2016

hiking
Thursday, February 18, 2016

walking
Saturday, February 13, 2016

walking
Thursday, February 04, 2016

This is a great preserve to explore. Trails through the woods, meadows, and along the bluffs above the ocean. We added on the neighborhoods north and south of the open land to look for our "dream home!"

walking
Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Great place to take the dog... and search for geocaches.