Hike or Trail Run the Rice Ranch Trail

Rice Ranch Open Space - Search Nearby - Added by Kristi Teplitz

Solid hiking with rewarding views of Santa Maria Valley

Hike, mountain bike, or trail run the Rice Ranch Trail in Orcutt, CA. This park is relatively small, but a great place for a hike or run. I did a 3 mile loop and could easily have added on a couple more miles. Hike up to water towers at the top and enjoy views overlooking Santa Maria Valley and out to the ocean on a clear day. 

Pro Tip - If you end up parking at the community center, take the path down, past the dog runs and across the street, and you'll see the trailhead. 


3.2 Miles RT

Elevation Gain

400 ft Gain




Mountain Biking, Running, Hiking

Family Friendly

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