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

Avoid going midday or during a hot day since the trail is very exposed, you will find very little shade.

Dominant vegetation on trail:
Upperstory:
-CA Junipers
-Scrub Oak
Midstory:
-Golden bush
-CA buckwheat
Understory:
-Dried out grasses and members of the Boraginaceae

4-21-18, Another CaCoHP for San Luis Obispo County, at 5,106 feet. Great spring day with flowers, but nowhere near as many in a super Bloom that can happen in the Carrizo Plain. After driving the narrow dirt road up from near Selby campground, I parked at the trailhead. I biked in about 5 miles and stashed the bike and hiked the rest of the way. Great views along the ridge of Carrizo, Soda lake, the San Andreas fault, all lead to a very interesting trip. Summitting was easy, and return trip was just as enjoyable. I was the only one on the trail, granting for reflection of solitude.

While the directions were accurate, this took me to a stop right before private property with no signage. Wasn’t sure where the trailhead was or began. Looked beautiful but a long drive with my dog and no hike to be done. Very disappointed.

backpacking
Monday, July 31, 2017

Definitely will need your hiking boots for this one. And a long stick. The weeds are pretty long so the trail is not visible. For the most part, it is pretty shady and at this time it has a small stream along the way

Saturday, May 06, 2017

Sunday, April 16, 2017

hiking
Monday, March 13, 2017