Added by Tori Marsh
Situated on a cliff above Highway 1, the Waters Ridge Trail offers spectacular views of the rugged coast and soaring condors. This hike above the clouds is a small detour off of the Ewaldson Trail, and is a must see!
Access the Waters Ridge Trail from the Ewoldsen Trail, located in Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. Although steep, this path is fairly short, and rewards you with spectacular views at the top.
About halfway around the Ewoldsen Trail Loop, you'll come across a turnoff on the right, with a sign demarcating the Waters Ridge Trail. Climb up the side of the hill, and you will be rewarded with exceptional views. This is a great way to supplement the Ewoldsen Trail, and get some unparalleled photos of the coast, above the clouds. Don't forget to look out for the California Condors!
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