LENGTH

0.8 mi

ELEVATION GAIN

285 ft

DIFFICULTY

Moderate

TAGS:

Medicine Woman Trail is part of Paramount Ranch. Formerly owned by Paramount Studios, the Ranch served as a “movie ranch” for the studio (1927-1953). Parts of the ranch were, and still are, used for movie and television filming. Many of the trails pass through real-life set locations, and there is still Western Town (constructed by William Hertz after buying part of the ranch from Paramount Studios). Hike up Medea Creek Trail to reach a spur trail to an overlook to get a view of the ranch and the “town” used to represent the west. National Parks acquired a portion of the ranch in the 1980s.

From the 101, head south on Kanan Rd. Turn left onto Cornell Rd. Entrance will be on the right after approximately 2 miles. Follow the entrance road west and then south to the staging area. Western Town is just around the corner over the bridge.

TRAIL INFORMATION
ALLOWED USES:
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Dogs on Leash
CONTACT INFO:
National Parks Service
805-370-2301

https://www.nps.gov/samo/contacts.htm

LOCAL WEATHER:
Sunny
77° / 62°

Moderate

TRAIL MAP
ELEVATION PROFILE

TAKE THE TRAIL WITH YOU

Get offline access to the most up-to-date information, including maps, photos, directions, and official trail guides.

NEARBY TRAILS
FLORA & FAUNA
ADD A REVIEW