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    Pacific Valley Bluff Trail

    Difficulty
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    Very Easy
    Duration
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    0.5-1h
    Distance
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    2.6 km
    Elevation
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    39 m
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    The Pacific Valley Bluff Trail boasts a unique hiking experience in Los Padres National Forest. This short, but scenic nature walk guides adventurers along the grassy coastal headlands of the Pacific through cattle fields. Ocean views and cows… what more could you ask for?

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    Route Description for Pacific Valley Bluff Trail

    Indulge yourself in beautiful maritime panoramas along the Pacific Bluff Trail. This epic adventure traces the craggy bluffs that bound the Pacific. Conveniently located off the highway, this makes for a great spot to stretch your legs. Note there are gates along this trail designed to let hikers in but keep cattle out! Additionally, it is important to remain on the marked path as there is poison oak in this area. Located directly on the coast, expect windy and foggy conditions.

    Setting out from the trailhead, the Pacific Valley Bluff Trail travels west through the grassy headlands abundant with wildflowers in the summer months! At the first intersection, keep left, and you will be guided along the coastal bluffs—keep your distance from the edge while enjoying the wonderful views. Keep left at the next two junctions, and you will be led north along the headlands to Prewitt Creek.

    At this point, you have met the trail’s end. Turn around and retrace your footing back to the junction. Here, keep left and retrace your footing back to the trailhead.

    Getting to the Pacific Valley Bluff Trail Trailhead

    Access this walk via the parking lot and trailhead off State Route 1.

    Route Information

    • Backcountry Campground

      No

    • When to do

      Year-round

    • Pets allowed

      Yes - On Leash

    • Family friendly

      Yes

    • Route Signage

      Average

    • Crowd Levels

      Low

    • Route Type

      Lollipop

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