DIFFICULT/ADVANCED Santa Rita Ranch Hike, 9:00 AM

August 23, 2022 - 9:00 - 12:30

Join Land Conservancy staff and docents for a guided hike on the spectacular Santa Rita Ranch off Highway 46 West and Old Creek Road in North County. This more difficult/longer hike will loop around the western boundaries of the property reaching 500 ft in elevation gain to a fantastic view of the ocean and Morro Rock (if clear). Water and proper hiking clothing and shoes are required. We recommend not planning any appointments for at least an hour past the planned end time to account for unexpected delays and travel time. This hike is recommended for people of moderate to high fitness level who hike regularly.  


Important details for an enjoyable hike:

Directions: Specific directions to the parking area will be sent via email to registered guests one week before the hike.

Time: Our hike will start at 9:00 am and plan to be back in the parking lot by 12 pm.

Level: Moderate to difficult, 3.5 miles with about 500 ft elevation gain. Terrain is ranch road which can be uneven and steep.

Bring: Snacks, water (required), sunscreen, hat, hiking shoes, appropriate hiking clothing.

Prepare: There may be ticks, poison oak, and rattlesnakes.