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Best trails in Pescadero

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Looking for a great trail near Pescadero, California? AllTrails has 30 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Castle Rock State Park or Wilder Ranch State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like West Waddell Creek State Wilderness or Almaden Quicksilver County Park. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 16 easy trails in Pescadero ranging from 0.7 to 4.7 miles and from 32 to 813 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Pescadero
Top trails (30)
#1 - Ano Nuevo Point Trail
Año Nuevo State Park
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Length: 4.3 mi • Est. 1 h 51 m
A hike out along ocean bluffs brings visitors to Año Nuevo Point, a major bird migratory route and fantastic birding location. Just offshore sits Año Nuevo Island and the remains of a 19th century ligShow more
#2 - Ano Nuevo, Olmo Fire Road, Canyon, and Jackson Flats Trail Loop
Butano State Park
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Length: 8.5 mi • Est. 4 h 25 m
$10 day fee for parking.Show more
#3 - Six Bridges Trail to Canyon Trail Loop
Butano State Park
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Length: 9.8 mi • Est. 5 h 3 m
Six Bridges Trail to Canyon Trail Loop is a 9.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Pescadero, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is priShow more
#4 - Bean Hollow Beach Trail
Bean Hollow State Beach
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Length: 1.5 mi • Est. 37 m
Note: Pebble Beach Parking Lot is closed due to COVID-19 measures. The Arroyo Del Los Frijoles is a self-guided nature trail that starts at the north part of the beach and meanders along the ocean blShow more
#5 - Butano Fire Trail, Canyon, Jackson Flats, Doe Ridge and Little Butano Creek Trail Loop
Butano State Park
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Length: 16.6 mi • Est. 8 h 47 m
Butano Fire Trail, Canyon, Jackson Flats, Doe Ridge and Little Butano Creek Trail Loop is a 16.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Pescadero, California that features a river and is rateShow more
#6 - Butano Creek Trail
Butano State Park
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 54 m
Little Butano Creek trail takes you alongside Little Butano Creek. Expect to see newts and banana slugs on this trail. Explore the beauty of what Butano State Park has to offer with this easy loop traShow more
#7 - Año Nuevo and Goat Hill Trail Loop
Butano State Park
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Length: 3.7 mi • Est. 1 h 30 m
Pretty hike starts with a steep climb and descends into lush redwoods at state park north of Santa Cruz This is one of the best moderate hikes at Butano State Park. It can start out from the park entShow more
#8 - Chalk Mountain
Big Basin Redwoods State Park
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Length: 6.6 mi • Est. 3 h 44 m
A wonderful hike through many different ecological zones.  You start in a shady redwood canyon with a cool breeze and quickly climb into warmer but still north facing slopes.  About half way up the hiShow more
#9 - Año Nuevo, Goat Hill, and Butano Creek Trail Loop
Butano State Park
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Length: 4.7 mi • Est. 1 h 53 m
Hikers definitely suggest doing this trail clockwise. This loop combines parts of three trails. The first segment (Año Nuevo Trail) goes straight up, not strenuously, and includes thickets, dense shruShow more
#10 - Pescadero and San Gregorio Cycling Loop
Pescadero, California
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Length: 31.7 mi
Pescadero and San Gregorio Cycling Loop is a 31.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Pescadero, California that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used Show more
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