Explore the most popular nature trips trails near Loma Mar with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
27 days ago

I went hiking on a late Sunday afternoon. Not too strenuous. There was practically no traffic, I saw a total of four humans the entire time I was there.
About a quarter of the way in you start feeling completely isolated from the rest of the world, except for the cows. You pass through grazing lands and there are way too many cows. Some sections seemed a little dangerous where the cows did not have an escape route and ran right in front of me to get away from me. Also, the large population of cows results in manure related stench being prevalent for significant portions of the trail.
I also found a snake playing possum and some very curious deer when it was nearing sunset.
All in all, a nice refreshing hike.

It’s pretty and challenging, there’s also a lot of manure and flies

Lots of trail closures including Shaw flat, west brook and parts of old haul. Almost had to reverse most of the “loop” but turned out ok. Nice walking through a variety of eco systems.

hiking
4 months ago

As of mid-March 2018, Old Haul road was closed only a mile and a half into this hike, so I instead wandered around the other trails within the Pescadero Creek Park for 16 miles. There weren’t any views, but there were some nice big redwoods and the trails were well marked.

Quiet as quiet gets. Bit soft, muddy after the rains but nothing slippery. Hard to take in the beauty when you you have to look down so as to avoid squishing a banana slug though:-)

hiking
7 months ago

A bit riddled with poison oak, but a classic redwoods and valleys.

Old Haul Road was closed for a stretch when we went in late August. We broke away from the suggested loop and explored the other trails in the park. Really quite trail--scarcely traveled, which meant we had to walk through some spider webs. Lots of second growth redwoods as the area looks like it was an old logging site.

Arrived to see a notice that some trails were closed. Talked to the ranger who gave us a map and suggested an alternate route. Lots of redwoods and fire roads. We got lost unfortunately, first time ever for us. Our own fault though, tried to navigate without using AllTrails gps. Ended up in the neighboring YMCA youth camp. They have set up trails of their own and named them the same as the trails on the map. Got directions back to the main road and hike back to the parking lot. Will be back to conquer this though!

hiking
11 months ago

A quiet trail full of redwoods, poison oak and mosquitos. Old Haul Road was closed due to trail damage, so we took a different route following Pomponio trail to Tarwater trail and looping back on the canyon trail for about 10 miles. Only saw 5 equestrians the whole time. Trails are a mix of fire roads and single-track trails.

hiking
Saturday, June 03, 2017

Really great views of Deaborn and Pescadero creek parks but the ridge side of the trail is not maintained at all. The trail doesn't see a lot of traffic so it's a poison oak nightmare, make sure to wear high socks and long sleeves.

hiking
Sunday, April 02, 2017

Was planning to do this hike with our dog, but, be warned, the info on this site that dogs on leash are allowed is incorrect. No dogs are allowed in Pescadero Creek County Park.

mountain biking
Monday, August 22, 2016

Couldn't believe we didn't see a soul using this beautiful trail after a mile in - on a Sunday afternoon. Remote and peaceful!

hiking
Saturday, July 04, 2015

Really enjoyable trail with great views of the coast and hills. It seems more wild and remote than it is. There's a trail camp about half way (if you are doing this as a loop).

trail running
Monday, August 19, 2013

There is a nice easy road through the park to Portola State park. It used to be a rail bed. Keep an eye out for wild pigs, used to see them once in a while along the road.

hiking
Thursday, April 05, 2012

This is a great trail for solitude, I saw only a handful of other people during the entire two days. Started off in Sam McDonald County Park and stayed overnight at Tarwater Trail Camp. There's a decent waterfall near the convergence of Towne Creek and Jones Gulch Creek. The trail is moderately strenuous. If you like redwood forests without the crowds of Muir Woods, this is a great place. The Tarwater Trail is particularly nice.

trail running
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hiking
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Saturday, June 10, 2017

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Saturday, June 10, 2017

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hiking
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trail running
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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

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hiking
Tuesday, January 07, 2014