There’s a really nice two mile coastal trail loop in Cambria California called Santa Rosa Creek Trail that is part of the Fiscalini Ranch Preserve and takes you on a hike from the tree covered path along the creek to the open fields on the cliff tops above the beach.
It’s a very beautiful hike that’s used more by locals than tourists so it’s not very crowded.
To find the Santa Rosa Creek trail, take Highway 1 north to Cambria. Turn left on Windsor Drive. The trailhead is on the left immediately across the bridge.
Here’s a short video of some nice trail views taken a few years ago.
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