Hike the Año Nuevo and Goat Trail Loop

San Francisco Año Nuevo Trailhead - Butano SP

Added by Jake Young

Get an amazing tour of Butano State Park on this 5-mile loop. 

This steep and winding trail takes you to the top of a ridge where you can see the Pacific coastline and the redwoods piercing through the forest canopy. To do this trail connect the Ano Nuevo Trail, Olmo Fire Road, Goat Trail and the Six Bridges Trail. If you don't have all day to do the Canyon Rim Route, this trail provides the best tour of the park as it sweeping views as well as giant redwood groves. 

Note: Dogs are allowed in the campgrounds, but not on the trails. 

Pack List

  • Map
  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Hiking Shoes
  • Light jacket
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Activities:

Hiking, Photography

Skill Level:

Beginner

Season:

Year Round

Trail Type:

Loop

Distance:

5.1 Miles

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Features:

Forest
Scenic

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5 months ago

Good workout, good views

I made this into a little shorter of a loop by taking out the Goat Trail purely for lack of time - can't wait to go back to camp & explore more! The Ano Nuevo trail is beautiful. Returning on the Olmo fire road is pretty nice except for the very noticeable power lines! I'd rate this as a little more intermediate just because of the ~800 ft of elevation gain in less than 1 mile at the very beginning of the Ano Nuevo trail. Overall, I'd highly recommend! Only saw about 5 people on the trails, and it was the weekend!

5 months ago

Added by Jake Young

Adventurer, Photographer, Impact Investor. I work with companies that want to have a positive impact on the world around them.

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