Hike the Central Trail

3.6 Miles Round Trip - 800 ft gain - Out-and-Back Trail

Salt Point State Park Central Trailhead - Search Nearby - Added by Josiah Roe

Fog-swept Douglas Fir, Redwoods, orchids and madrone trees lead to a unique mountain prairie overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

Salt Point State Park, about 90 miles north of San Francisco, features rugged, windswept coastline and dramatic forests of cypress, pine and redwoods. The Central Trail is a great way to experience much of the inland portion of the park including a unique highland Prairie where elk graze and are hunted by mountain lions.

The Central Trailhead is located in the main park entrance near the Gerstle Campground and proceeds some 1.8 miles up to the Prairie, passing old mining equipment and water storage tanks along the way.

The trail can be connected to the North or South Trails for a loop, eventually leading back to the park entrance. 

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Fitness
Chillin
Photography
Running
Hiking
Adult Beverages
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Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
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Picnic Area
Romantic
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

Details

3.6 Miles
800 ft elevation gain
Out-and-Back Trail

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