Hike or Trail Run the Rice Ranch Trail



3.2 miles

Elevation Gain

400 ft

Route Type


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. 

Read More

Know for

Mountain Biking
Family Friendly



Leave a Review



9 total saves


Leave No Trace

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on.

Nearby Adventures

Cycle the Palmer and Cat Canyon Roads in Santa Maria Valley

30 mi

Trail Run, Hike, or Mountain Bike Los Flores Ranch Park

5 mi / 700 ft gain

Bike Foxen Canyon Road

29 mi / 2400 ft gain

Explore the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes

More Nearby Adventures