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This fire road starts at Pescadero Creek Road and follows the ridge line to the Towne Fire Road and the Jack Brook Horse Camp. This road provides public vehicle access to the horse camp (reservation holders only) and provides a scenic ride or hike with views of the ocean on a clear day. Combined with the narrow portion of the Forest Loop and the beginning of the Towne Fire Road creates the 3.6 mile Ridge Loop. Trail users should be aware that as access to the horse camp this road is often traversed by trucks with horse trailers, especially on weekend afternoons.

Trail Information
Park: Sam McDonald Park

Open to: Equestrian, Hiking




3.60 miles



Elevation Change: 

519 ft.