LENGTH

1.4 mi

ELEVATION GAIN

523 ft

DIFFICULTY

Moderate

TAGS:

This "trail" is actually a little-used paved utility road.  The route extends from Kanan Dume Road to Ramera Motorway.  Plan for an out-and-back visit to stay on public lands.  For those with strollers or other wheeled devices wanting a smooth, solid surface, this is the trail for you, although there are moderately steep grades.  The road passes through chaparral-blanketed slopes, with good views toward the ocean.  Parking is only available on Kanan Road just south of the motorway.  

From PCH head north on Kanan Dume Road. Road shoulder parking and then the motorway entrance will be on the right (east) after approximately 2.6 miles.  The motorway is unmarked, so watch carefully or you will pass it by.  From the 101, exit at Kanan Road and travel south approximately 9.5 miles.  Watch for an unmarked paved road to your left, and park just to the south of it.

TRAIL INFORMATION
ALLOWED USES:
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Dogs on Leash
CONTACT INFO:
Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority

publicaffairs@mrca.ca.gov

LOCAL WEATHER:
Sunny
83° / 67°

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Beate Nilsen a month ago

For those with strollers? This is a dangerously steep road w. certainly no way back for a mother w. a stroller... Are we meant to exit thru Ramirez, which the map says is a "Motorway?" (RAMERA in fact.) This would necessitate a pick up at Paradise Cove. Or does it drop you in at the Barbara Streisand Center? Not really clear...

Kirk a month ago

I guess they are advertising "coming attractions" on this website because this trail DOES NOT EXIST as described...what does exist is a wild animal path down the hill, EXTREMELY steep in some areas. It is not paved and it's not a "motorway". It's dirt, it's very narrow and the ground gives way in some places. The bushes are overgrown and taller than head height so you can't try and figure out a different, better way to go. It dumps you out on a private road instead of the Ramirez Canyon Park - which seems to be closed to the public. You can't see or get to the beach - this trail listing is 100% false advertising.

Karla Lykken a month ago

This "trail" is not a trail at all - shame on you SMMC/MRCA. There's just a very narrow cleared strip - mostly through the brush. And once you get down the steep hill, you have nowhere to go but back up. Definitely not a good time.