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Fiscalini Ranch Preserve

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Address: Off Highway 1, South on Windsor, Cambria, CA
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The best walk in the area

This is one of the best walking areas in the entire area. We walked it almost every day. No tourists. Very local and breathtaking scenes.. and we saw a lot of animals! Birds... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This is one of the best walking areas in the entire area. We walked it almost every day. No tourists. Very local and breathtaking scenes.. and we saw a lot of animals! Birds, sea lions, otters and squirrels..

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Brussels, Belgium
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10 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

we liked the fact that mainly locals were there. most people work the boardwalk along Moonstone beach and don't make it here. worth the trip. nature is just beaitiful

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Great scenery and nice place to excise in or just some peace and quite. Ocean views, seals and sea otters bathing on rocks, wild flowers and lot of birds.

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Los Angeles, CA
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55 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

That may sound like an exaggeration. This place is like doing a drive on HWY 1 but instead of being in your car, you get to walk through it. It gives you that better look as you walk with mountains on one side of you and the ocean on the other. It's fun to actually get to walk up the... More 

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California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The Fiscalini Ranch Preserve has several walking trails. There are forest trails and they involve some uphill if you want a challenge. The easiest trail is along the bluffs above the ocean with spectacular views of the ocean and coast including a view of the Piedra Blancas lighthouse. You might see seagulls, pelicans, harbor seals, whales and otters to name... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

What a wonderful surprise to find this beautiful and peaceful spot to enjoy walking along the ocean cliffs. Unfortunately the inclimate weather was not conducive to biking on the well marked trails, but will be sure to do it next time. We were able to see all kinds of wild life and especially enjoyed the lively otters floating on their... More 

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Tracy, California
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4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Recommended hike, Bluff trail from Windsor Blvd, Seaclift Estates entrance, easy parking to trail entrance. ADA accessible, dog friendly, park to path is wooden walkway and part regular dirt trail. Beautiful coastal views. There are a few park benches to sit and enjoy the scenery. It is mostly a very even flat surface and should be fairly easy for seniors... More 

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Walnut Creek, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We walked the seaside trail (about 1 mile each way) two different mornings. Incredible ocean views and enjoyed the flora and fauna along the trail. Lots of wildflowers, birds, squirrels, etc. There are several different trails. Some are boardwalks, so easy access for wheelchair or stroller. Don't miss this treasure

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Santa Monica, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

You can tell the locals really don't want outsiders to know this place is here as there are no signs leading to this spot. I just happened to notice it on Google Maps and thought it might be interesting. On a Monday morning there were many hikers and joggers along the trails that offered great views. There are short side... More 

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Manhattan Beach, California
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60 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This is a great open space preserve in the middle of town. Several identified pedestrian and bike trails criss cross the property and the walk along the coast is spectacular. We entered from the north side, but understand you can get in on the east and south borders as well.

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