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The Best Backpacking in Paso Robles

Looking for the best backpacking in Paso Robles? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Paso Robles. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top backpacking spots in and near Paso Robles

  • Santa Margarita, California

    Blinn Ranch and Santa Margarita Trail

    6.02 mi / 522 ft gain
    Blinn Ranch and Santa Margarita Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Santa Margarita, California.
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  • Big Sur, California

    Salmon Creek Trail to Spruce & Estrella Camps

    4.5
    6.07 mi / 1919 ft gain
    Feel free to hike Salmon Creek Trail at your own pace – you can choose to turn back at any point, or at the Spruce (2 miles in) or Estrella (3.25 miles in) sites. The trail leads to open vistas of the coast, giving stunning views of the cliffs and ocean. Around 2 miles in, follow the fork to the...
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  • Big Sur, California

    Salmon Creek Trailhead to Buckeye Camp

    6.91 mi / 2782 ft gain
    Salmon Creek Trailhead to Buckeye Camp is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near San Simeon, California.
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  • Big Sur, California

    Cruickshank Trail and Salmon Creek

    11.63 mi / 3734 ft gain
    Cruickshank Trail and Salmon Creek is a point-to-point trail where you may see wildflowers located near San Simeon, California.
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  • Big Sur, California

    Hike to Upper Cruickshank Camp

    5.2 mi / 1564 ft gain
    Park on the shoulder of Cabrillo Highway and begin your ascent! Once the trail turns inland, you can hike down to a river for a break by the rushing water (this is a good place to refill waters - don't forget a pump or a filter). Once you get to Upper Cruikshank, descend down to the river and fin...
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