Dead Dog Trail & Santa Fe Ranch

Total Miles
4.3

Elevation

1991.23 ft

Duration

Hours

Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

spring, summer, fall, winter

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Trail Overview

This road off of the Camino Real Road is an easy drive, except for a dip with soft sand early on crossing Alamo Creek. There are a couple of mud puddles that had bypasses. For the first 3 miles, it parallels the El Camino Real hiking trail. The road towards the SE end becomes part of the Santa Fe Ranch Recreation Area. Here it joins a paved road that will lead you to the Caja del Rio city street and back to 599. This trail actually makes for a shorter way to get to Diablo Canyon from Santa Fe. Cellular service is limited depending upon location and carrier.

Difficulty

Easy

Technical Rating

2