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Fiscalini Ranch Preserve

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Address: Off Highway 1, South on Windsor, Cambria, CA
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Trails everywhere

We have walked along the bluffs before not realizing that it was part of this amazing Fiscalin Preserve. We saw humpback whales this time with the help from a local who was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We have walked along the bluffs before not realizing that it was part of this amazing Fiscalin Preserve. We saw humpback whales this time with the help from a local who was kind enough to point them out and let us use his binoculars. What a treat. The area is vast as trails go every which way. I hope we... More 

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Cambria, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Perfect for walking the doggies, not to steep anywhere and can't beat the view! Great for seeing ocean wildlife.

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

What a splendid square mile of coastal California real estate! The citizens of Cambria ponied up a million dollars in 1990 to purchase this property and preserve it from development forever. The blufftop trail features unique, artwork of driftwood benches, at least a dozen, each situated at a spot of astounding view. The coastline is like Highway 101 for marine... More 

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San Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Hike the forest and the beach all in one day! Beautiful trees at the top of the reserve give lots of shade. The volunteer-built benches are great for picnic lunches. After wandering around in the forest we hiked down to the water. Beautiful!

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

It's just stunning that a small town on the ocean has a public park overlooking the sea like this. Best time of year to visit is August through November. Worst is early spring when it's really windy. On a great day, which is most of them, you can see otters, dolphins and whales in the sea around the kelp forest... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

People go to Cambria for many reasons. But most miss this easy walking trail along the bluffs and preserved land at the coast. This tiny piece of coastal property was saved from coastal house building just a short time ago by local people. Thank you them .

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Santa Clarita, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This was a great walk. You can walk the boardwalk and hike into the Cyrpess' which we did for some spectacular views. Even saw whales spouting. No shade but it didn't matter with the lovely breeze. Only issue might be parking, but we were able to get the last available space! Also no toilets...so bring tissue if you think you'll... More 

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Paso Robles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Love heading over to Fiscalini Ranch Preserve to walk our dog. Can choose to walk the "boardwalk" or, as we usually do, head up into the hills to hike with our pup off leash.

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Moreno Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The walking trails are quiet easy and they take you along the coast. A few benches are located along the way so that you can sit and take in the breathtaking views of the ocean.

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Santa Barbara, Ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Most folks go to Moonstone Beach and walk the boardwalk. We did for years before we "discovered" the fantastic bluff walk on the Fiscalini Ranch Preserve. To get there, cross Highway 1 at the end of West Village and continue straight until the road dead ends at Shamal Park. Follow the road left to the trail head for the Preserve... More 

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