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.
This is another in my series of posts about traveling along the California coast. I have been to San Simeon numerous times as both a destination and a stop over while traveling on my way up and down the coast over the decades. It’s one of my favorite stops, plus there’s Hearst’s Castle to see and so much more.
The San Simeon pier is located at the William R. Hearst Memorial State Beach which can be found just north of San Simeon California on the coast below the hills where Hearst’s Castle is located.
This is another installment in my California coastal travel series.
I’ve stayed in the town of Cambria often during my coastal travels up and down the state of California over my five decades of living there. It’s a nice little town with a lot to offer including some very nice restaurants and great beach access.
Throughout the years, when I lived in California, I traveled to and thru Big Sur many times by all kinds of vehicles. My favorite was when riding on my motorcycle, which I’ve done numerous times.
Big Sur is by far one of the most beautiful places on the entire planet. It’s location on a rugged coastal California mountain range makes it a fairly remote destination available only via Highway 1 known as Pacific Coast Highway. This drive is absolutely spectacular.
Hearst’s Castle is one of the most beautiful spots in the entire state of California.
I can say this with some kind of authority having been a resident of California for over 50 years living in south, central and northern California and having traveled and camped all over the entire state over the 5 decades.
Located just outside the town of San Simeon, south of Big Sur. The castle, or La Cuesta Encantada—Spanish for “Enchanted Hill” as it was called, sits high atop the local hills overlooking the ocean below. A tour of property is a step back in time into the historical items ranging from tapestries to ceilings to furniture all gathered from far off places that were world’s away from in both time and distance.
My favorite airline seat that I almost always request is the aisle seat. Getting a middle seat is my worst nightmare, I’m a tall guy, the middle seat is not good for me.
However, getting a window seat is to me like being a kid on a ride at Disneyland.
Staring out the window, seeing the takeoff, the landing, and the spectacular views from 35,000 feet is something that will always fascinate me. I fly every week yet it still amazes me every time that a large “bus” full of people can fly thru the air getting us to our destinations faster than any other transportation method available. Flying is truly great.