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Trails 

Fiscalini Ranch Preserve offers miles of walking trails, featuring dramatic coastline, coastal prairie, seasonal wetlands, and majestic pine and oak forests. The trail map features all of the designated Ranch entrances and trails.

West Fiscalini Ranch Preserve Trails

1. Bluff Trail - 0.9 miles

A beautiful walk on boardwalk and gravel paths, the trail follows the coastal bluff from Windsor Boulevard North to South and is part of the 1,100 Mile California Coastal Trail System. Hiker and ADA accessible with partial wood boardwalk and hand-crafted benches.

4. Marine Terrace Trail - 0.7 miles

The level trail features rustic stone benches located between rolling grasslands with stunning views of the coast and mountains. The trail runs from the north Windsor Boulevard entrance to Marlborough Drive and is hiker, bicycle and ADA accessible.

5. Trenton Trail - 0.8 miles

The trail follows a peaceful pine and oak forest with rustic bridge spanning seasonal creek, connecting to the Ridge and Forest Loop Trails.

6. Forest Loop Trail - 1.0 mile

Winding through 70 acres of native Monterey pines and coast live oaks, the trail offers a magnificent forest habitat experience.

8. Meander Trail - 0.6 miles

The trail follows the forest’s edge from the southern end of the Marine Terrace Trail to the Forest Loop Trail, through seasonal wildflowers,  grasslands and panoramic views of Ranch and ocean. Moderate elevation change.

The FFRP has developed a project to establish safe passage between the Bluff Trail and the Marine Terrace Trail on the Ranch (the “Linking Boardwalk Project” or “Project”). The goal of the Linking Boardwalk Project is to improve safety and access with a multi- use trail for walkers and people using wheelchairs, strollers, and electric mobility-assistance vehicles at the Ranch and the FFRP has secured funding, developed a design and construction plans, and obtained approvals from San Luis Obispo County (“County”) for construction of the Project. The FFRP now proposes to build and provide construction management services for the Project, at its sole cost and expense, and this Agreement is intended to set forth the terms and conditions related to construction of the Project on the District owned Ranch. The Project description provided by the FFRP is as follows: Friends of the Fiscalini Ranch Preserve (FFRP) would like to close an accessible loop trail on the Ranch by replacing a steep, muddy trail that links the Bluff and Marine Terrace (fire road) trails with a wooden boardwalk. The boardwalk will be similar in design to the existing boardwalk but with less intrusive footings. To accommodate the grade change and remain accessible, the boardwalk is 1,070 feet long and 6 feet wide with three pull outs. The new route minimizes impacts on environmentally sensitive habitat. FFRP has secured environmental clearance and construction approval for this Project from the County, including coastal development permit approval. The FFRP intends to pay for this Project entirely out of private funds with no public support as a turn-key Project for the people of Cambria. The Project requires the payment of prevailing wages and the bulk of the funding is in hand. In addition, the FFRP would like to create an endowment specifically for public access projects, such as boardwalk maintenance, through a donation program of plaque dedications along the boardwalk. There is space for up to 650 plaques at any one time. The plaques will be maintained for 20 years. On April 11, 2024, the CCSD Board of Directors approved an Agreement between the Cambria Community Services District and the Friends of the Fiscalini Ranch Preserve regarding the Fiscalini Ranch Linking Boardwalk Project.

9. Creek to Forest Trail - 0.5 miles

The trail features a moderate climb from the Santa Rosa Creek west entrance through peaceful mixed oak and pine forest, winding up the hill and connecting to the Forest Loop Trail.

10. Ridge Trail - 0.6 miles

The trail follows a 200’ high ridge from Huntington Drive, connecting to the Forest Loop Trail. With views of the Monterey National Marine Sanctuary to the west and the Santa Lucia range to the east and north, the trail offers hikers views of the Pacific on one side of the ridge and Cambria on the other.

11. Creek to Ridge Trail - 0.2 miles

The trail winds uphill past original ranch foundations to connect with the Ridge Trail. Moderate elevation change.

12. SeaClift Trail - 0.3 miles

The trail climbs uphill from the north Windsor Avenue entrance, connecting to the Meander or Dolphin Trails, featuring a seasonal creek, grasslands, and seasonal wildflowers. Moderate elevation change.

13. Wallbridge Trail - 0.4 miles

The trail traverses grasslands overlooking a seasonal creek, with views to the ocean before connecting to the Dolphin Trail.

14. Dolphin Trail - 0.5 miles

The trail follows the forest’s edge uphill through rolling grasslands to the Ridge Trail lined by large Cypress trees overlooking the Pacific. Moderate elevation change.

17. Santa Rosa Creek Trail - West - 0.8 miles

The trail follows riparian areas, shaded by willows, where hikers find foundations of original Fiscalini Town Ranch buildings. The trail connects to Santa Rosa Creek, a habitat for steel head trout.

East Fiscalini Ranch Preserve Trails

15. Santa Rosa Creek Trail - East - 0.5 miles

The flat trail meanders through grassland and seasonal wetlands between a forest hillside and Santa Rosa Creek.

Dog Park

A large, fenced off-leash area divided into two sections, one for large and one for smaller dogs, is available at the Rodeo Grounds Road off of Burton Drive in the East Village.

Bicycle Trails Guidelines & Maps

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