Zaca Peak via Grass Mountain Loop Trail is a 8.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Los Olivos, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and backpacking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
Directions from Los Olivos: Travel on Forest Road 7N07 northeast for about twelve miles turn left (north) onto Zaca Ridge Road (FS 8N02) and drive about 3 1/2 miles and turn left onto FS 8N02A and travel about a mile to the trailhead.
Trail starts out fairly easy with lots of creek crossings. Once you start the climb it only continues to get steeper. Lots of sections with loose gravel so can be slippery at spots. Would recommend for only experienced hikers. Trekking poles would be helpful. Beautiful views and poppies starting to bloom 2/12/17
incredible views of canyons and valley on both sides of the ridge. The trail doesn't go to the top of zaca peak but instead traverses the ridge to above zaca lake and ends abruptly.