In need of some nature and solitude? Fiscalini Ranch Preserve (or “The Ranch” as it’s known by locals) offers a rare back country experience, but is still within walking distance of local neighborhoods and accommodations.
Take exciting docent-led tours or explore on your own for an off-the-cuff adventure. This preserve covers 430 acres and spans across about a mile along the coastline. Conveniently located in the center of Cambria, this gem offers hiking, horseback riding, dog walking, and biking. Bring the family for an afternoon picnic or your loved one for a romantic stroll through this sacred piece of Earth. This preserve is free and open year-round, from dawn to dusk.
According to Friends of the Fiscalini Ranch Preserve, the most outstanding natural feature of the preserve is the dramatic ocean bluff trail that runs more than a mile along the shoreline. The rocky coast rises to a 400-foot ridge with breath-taking views of migrating whales, birds and playful otters before sloping southeastward to the willow-edged creek. Each spring, the meadows boast beautiful wildflower displays.