California State Parks Trails

To find trails in California state parks for activities such as hiking and biking, select a region or trail below.

Standish–Hickey State Park Recreation Area to MacKerricher Beach State Park :: Leggett, CA

Just south of Standish-Hickey State Recreation Area, the bicycle route leaves US 101 and heads back to the coast on California’s famous Highway 1. The highway starts out by climbing over the much-maligned Leggett Hill, which, at nearly 2,000 feet, is

Castle Rock State Park: A Trip Through the Center of Castle Rock State Park :: Saratoga, CA

Meet the Skyline-to-the-Sea Trail and contour through woods past hidden springs.

Redwood Empire Campgrounds :: Eureka, CA

Sparsely populated but with a great natural endowment of beaches, forests, and fish-filled rivers and streams, the Redwood Empire attracts sports enthusiasts of all stripes. Overshadowing all are the huge and ancient coastal redwoods, which are prese

Castle Rock State Park: Loop Down the Skyline-To-The-Sea Trail and Back Through Park :: Saratoga, CA

A quick route down to the park center, then a treasure of a trail back to the Skyline through a demonstration forest.

Parker Mesa Overlook from Topanga State Park :: Santa Monica, CA

This hike follows the Santa Ynez Fire Road (also known as East Topanga Fire Road) along the ridge dividing Topanga Canyon and Santa Ynez Canyon. There are spectacular views into both canyons, including numerous ravines and enormous slabs of sandstone

Helen Putnam Regional Park and McNear Park to Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park :: Petaluma, CA

This pleasant stroll through a regional park and Petaluma’s historic neighborhoods is rich in history. You’ll pass restored Victorian houses around McNear and Walnut parks and cross the Petaluma River on a historic drawbridge to arrive at General Mar

Sanborn County Park and Castle Rock State Park :: Saratoga, CA

Follow the Skyline Trail along the ridgeline of two vast parks—Sanborn County Park and Castle Rock State Park. On the route of old Summit Road, you’ll wind along the protected east side of the crest of the Santa Cruz Mountains through forests of Doug

Quarry and Park Ridge Loop Trail Morro Bay State Park :: San Luis Obispo, CA

The Quarry and Park Ridge Trails are on the east side of Morro Bay State Park under the shadow of Cerro Cabrillo, a 911-foot double-peaked ridge. The Quarry Trail skirts the southern flank of Cerro Cabrillo past the rubble piles of an abandoned quarr

East Side Trail :: Cuyamaca Rancho State Park, CA

East Side Trail is a hiking trail in San Diego County, California. It is within Cuyamaca Mountain State Wilderness and Cuyamaca Rancho State Park. It is a mile long and begins at 4,012 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is two miles with a tot

Cold Spring Trail :: Cuyamaca Rancho State Park, CA

Cold Spring Trail is a hiking trail in San Diego County, California. It is within Cuyamaca Rancho State Park. It is 2.2 miles long and begins at 4,548 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 960 feet. The

Cold Stream Trail :: Cuyamaca Rancho State Park, CA

Cold Stream Trail is a hiking trail in San Diego County, California. It is within Cuyamaca Rancho State Park. It is 4.1 miles long and begins at 4,105 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 6.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,275 feet. T

Sweetwater Trail :: Cuyamaca Rancho State Park, CA

Sweetwater Trail is a hiking and horse trail in San Diego County, California. It is within Cuyamaca Mountain State Wilderness and Cuyamaca Rancho State Park. It is 1.2 miles long and begins at 3,683 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.3 mi

Old Emerald Falls Trail :: Crystal Cove State Park, CA

Old Emerald Falls Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Orange County, California. It is within Crystal Cove State Park. It is 0.9 miles long and begins at 893 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.9 miles with a total elevation gain

Rattlesnake Trail :: Crystal Cove State Park, CA

Rattlesnake Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Orange County, California. It is within Crystal Cove State Park. It is 1.3 miles long and begins at 834 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 57

Slow 'N Easy :: Crystal Cove State Park, CA

Slow 'N Easy is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Newport Beach, California. It is within Crystal Cove State Park. It is 1.4 miles long and begins at 938 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 466 fee

Muddy Canyon Trail :: Crystal Cove State Park, CA

Muddy Canyon Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Newport Beach, California. It is within Crystal Cove State Park. It is 0.8 miles long and begins at 584 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 4

Elevator :: Crystal Cove State Park, CA

Elevator is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Newport Beach, California. It is within Crystal Cove State Park. It is 0.9 miles long and begins at 576 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 464 feet.

Ticketron Deer Canyon :: Crystal Cove State Park, CA

Ticketron Deer Canyon is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Orange County, California. It is within Crystal Cove State Park. It is 1.1 miles long and begins at 834 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.2 miles with a total elevation gain o

Poles Trail :: Crystal Cove State Park, CA

Poles Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Orange County, California. It is within Crystal Cove State Park. It is 0.4 miles long and begins at 532 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 359 feet

Mach One :: Crystal Cove State Park, CA

Mach One is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Orange County, California. It is within Crystal Cove State Park. It is 0.6 miles long and begins at 181 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 418 feet.

Red Tail Ridge Trail :: Crystal Cove State Park, CA

Red Tail Ridge Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Newport Beach, California. It is within Crystal Cove State Park. It is 0.4 miles long and begins at 930 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.8 miles with a total elevation gain of

Fence Line :: Crystal Cove State Park, CA

Fence Line is a hiking and biking trail in Newport Beach, California. It is within Crystal Cove State Park. It is 1.5 miles long and begins at 929 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is three miles with a total elevation gain of 624 feet.

Bommer Ridge Trail :: Crystal Cove State Park, CA

Bommer Ridge Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Newport Beach, California. It is within Crystal Cove State Park. It is 3.7 miles long and begins at 1,011 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 7.4 miles with a total elevation gain of

El Moro Canyon :: Crystal Cove State Park, CA

El Moro Canyon is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Newport Beach, California. It is within Crystal Cove State Park. It is 4.9 miles long and begins at 124 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 9.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,819

No Name Ridge :: Crystal Cove State Park, CA

No Name Ridge is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Newport Beach, California. It is within Crystal Cove State Park. It is 2.7 miles long and begins at 532 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 5.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 991 fe

Horse Trail :: Border Field State Park, CA

Horse Trail is a hiking trail in San Diego County, California. It is within Border Field State Park and Tijuana Estuary Natural Preserve. It is 0.6 miles long and begins at 17 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.3 miles with a total elevat

Sunset Trail :: Border Field State Park, CA

Sunset Trail is a hiking trail in San Diego County, California. It is within Border Field State Park and Tijuana Slough National Wildlife Refuge. It is 2.1 miles long and begins at 17 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is two miles with a tota

Marsh Loop Trail :: Border Field State Park, CA

Marsh Loop Trail is a hiking trail in San Diego County, California. It is within Border Field State Park and Tijuana Estuary Natural Preserve. It is 0.7 miles long and begins at 9 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.4 miles with a total el

Perl Trail :: Border Field State Park, CA

Perl Trail is a hiking trail in San Diego, California. It is within Border Field State Park. It is 0.5 miles long and begins at 19 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is a mile with a total elevation gain of 12 feet. Near the trailhead there is

B.F.I :: Crystal Cove State Park, CA

B.F.I is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Orange County, California. It is within Crystal Cove State Park. It is 0.3 miles long and begins at 207 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 170 feet.

Berns Environmental Study Loop :: Crystal Cove State Park, CA

Berns Environmental Study Loop is a hiking trail in Orange County, California. It is within Crystal Cove State Park. It is 0.4 miles long and begins at 16 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 82 feet.

No Dogs :: Crystal Cove State Park, CA

No Dogs is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Orange County, California. It is within Crystal Cove State Park. It is 0.8 miles long and begins at 181 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 363 feet.

Fern Flat Fire Road :: Cuyamaca Rancho State Park, CA

Fern Flat Fire Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in San Diego County, California. It is within Cuyamaca Rancho State Park, Cuyamaca Mountain State Wilderness, and Pilcha (West Mesa) Cultural Preserve. It is 2.6 miles long and begins at 5,410

Arroyo Secco Trail :: Cuyamaca Rancho State Park, CA

Arroyo Secco Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in San Diego County, California. It is within Cuyamaca Rancho State Park and Cuyamaca Mountain State Wilderness. It is three miles long and begins at 4,107 feet altitude. Traveling the entire tr

Lower Doane Trail :: Palomar Mountain State Park, CA

Lower Doane Trail is a hiking trail in San Diego County, California. It is within Doane Valley Natural Preserve and Palomar Mountain State Park. It is 0.7 miles long and begins at 4,689 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.4 miles with a to

Doane Valley Nature Trail :: Palomar Mountain State Park, CA

Doane Valley Nature Trail is a hiking trail in San Diego County, California. It is within Doane Valley Natural Preserve and Palomar Mountain State Park. It is 0.8 miles long and begins at 4,670 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.7 miles w

Weir Trail :: Palomar Mountain State Park, CA

Weir Trail is a hiking trail in San Diego County, California. It is within Doane Valley Natural Preserve and Palomar Mountain State Park. It is 0.7 miles long and begins at 4,473 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.5 miles with a total ele

Adams Trail :: Palomar Mountain State Park, CA

Adams Trail is a hiking trail in San Diego County, California. It is within Palomar Mountain State Park. It is 0.5 miles long and begins at 4,943 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 224 feet.

Moro Ridge Road :: Crystal Cove State Park, CA

Moro Ridge Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Orange County, California. It is within Crystal Cove State Park. It is 4.1 miles long and begins at 728 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 6.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 933

Azalea Spring Fire Road :: Cuyamaca Rancho State Park, CA

Azalea Spring Fire Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in San Diego County, California. It is within Cuyamaca Rancho State Park. It is 1.3 miles long and begins at 5,404 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.6 miles with a total elevat

Conejos Trail :: Cuyamaca Rancho State Park, CA

Conejos Trail is a hiking trail in San Diego County, California. It is within Cuyamaca Mountain State Wilderness and Cuyamaca Rancho State Park. It is 1.6 miles long and begins at 6,130 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.2 miles with a to

Harper Fire Road :: Cuyamaca Rancho State Park, CA

Harper Fire Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in San Diego County, California. It is within Cuyamaca Rancho State Park and Cuyamaca Mountain State Wilderness. It is 3.9 miles long and begins at 4,790 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail

Lower Descanso Creek Trail :: Cuyamaca Rancho State Park, CA

Lower Descanso Creek Trail is a hiking trail in San Diego County, California. It is within Cuyamaca Rancho State Park. It is 0.7 miles long and begins at 3,924 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 306

Middle Peak Loop Fire Road :: Cuyamaca Rancho State Park, CA

Middle Peak Loop Fire Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in San Diego County, California. It is within Cuyamaca Rancho State Park and Cuyamaca Mountain State Wilderness. It is 5.2 miles long and begins at 4,954 feet altitude. Traveling the ent

Rock Creek :: Cuyamaca Rancho State Park, CA

Rock Creek is a hiking trail in San Diego County, California. It is within Cuyamaca Rancho State Park and Cuyamaca Mountain State Wilderness. It is 0.6 miles long and begins at 4,141 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.2 miles with a total

Upper Descanso Creek Trail :: Cuyamaca Rancho State Park, CA

Upper Descanso Creek Trail is a hiking trail in San Diego County, California. It is within Cuyamaca Rancho State Park. It is 1.5 miles long and begins at 4,098 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,03

Stonewall Creek Fire Road :: Cuyamaca Rancho State Park, CA

Stonewall Creek Fire Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in San Diego County, California. It is within Cuyamaca Rancho State Park. It is 2.3 miles long and begins at 4,550 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.7 miles with a total elev

Sugar Pine Trail :: Cuyamaca Rancho State Park, CA

Sugar Pine Trail is a hiking trail in San Diego County, California. It is within Cuyamaca Mountain State Wilderness and Cuyamaca Rancho State Park. It is 2.1 miles long and begins at 4,654 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.2 miles with a

Falls Fire Road :: Cuyamaca Rancho State Park, CA

Falls Fire Road is a hiking and biking trail in San Diego County, California. It is within Cuyamaca Rancho State Park. It is 0.8 miles long and begins at 3,966 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 225

Stonewall Peak Trail :: Cuyamaca Rancho State Park, CA

Stonewall Peak Trail is a hiking trail in San Diego County, California. It is within Cuyamaca Rancho State Park. It is 3.4 miles long and begins at 4,874 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,336 feet