We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Fiscalini Ranch Preserve

Off Highway 1, South on Windsor, Cambria, CA
+1 805-927-2856
Review Highlights
Beautiful walk on nice trail

I love walking the Fiscalini Ranch trail. Trail runs right on the bluffs above the ocean, with... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Los Osos, California
Lovely place for a walk with great views

This is a beautiful place to take a relatively easy walk (its one mile) Good for all ages. There... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Particia C
San Jose, California
Read all 275 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent88%
  • Very good10%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“bluff trail” (28 reviews)
“beautiful walk” (16 reviews)
“off leash” (7 reviews)
Off Highway 1, South on Windsor, Cambria, CA
+1 805-927-2856
Write a ReviewReviews (275)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 272 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

I love walking the Fiscalini Ranch trail. Trail runs right on the bluffs above the ocean, with whimsical driftwood benches ever so often. Surf was huge last time I visited & beautiful to see and listen to!

1  Thank Paulatrip8
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a beautiful place to take a relatively easy walk (its one mile) Good for all ages. There are several areas to sit just o enjoy the beautiful view of the ocean. Dog friendly. For a longer hike, there are side trails leading up...More

1  Thank Particia C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed starting this trail in Cambria and then across Hwy 1 and onto the beach. Lovely. Easy hiking.

Thank rnratwaldenwest
Reviewed 11 December 2017

This preserve was saved from housing development and has turned out to be one of the smartest ideas for Cambria. A walk above the bluffs will fill your soul. Pelicans, gulls, egrets, loons ,and hawks fly overhead. A place to reflect.

2  Thank Michael R
Reviewed 11 December 2017

This was great! we wanted a place just to walk, and it was perfect. nice trail, great views, not many people. what could anyone NOT like about this?

1  Thank wallymoon
Reviewed 8 December 2017

Every time we visit Cambria we walk along the Fiscalini bluff trail which is about .86 miles in each direction. Great ocean views, including seals and pelicans. The weather is December is surprising good, with blue skies, sun, and temperatures in the high 60's and...More

1  Thank JeffLapp
Reviewed 6 December 2017

I think the preserve is around 600 acres. I live just a short walking distance from the preserve and have walked it many, many times. It is bordered on the north by a mile and a half of riparian habitat that encompasses tidal effect zones,...More

Thank panoramarick
Reviewed 4 December 2017

I have visited Cambria a few times a year for the last 5-10 years. One of my great delights has been discovering the walk at Fiscalini Ranch. It makes my heart swell to walk the board walk and trails and look out at the Pacific....More

1  Thank Bev K
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Been here a few times and it is a breathtaking view. It is clean and dog friendly.We took breaks along the benches along the way, there were maps and off the beaten trails as well.

Thank Catherine S
Reviewed 6 October 2017

This gem of a Preserve is perched high over the ocean, with breath-taking views. The paths are lovingly maintained Friends of the Preserve, and they do a fine job. Beautiful walk.

1  Thank connyp561
Nearby HotelsSee all 12 hotels in Cambria
El Colibri Hotel and Spa
576 reviews
.12 km away
Sand Pebbles Inn
838 reviews
.94 km away
Pelican Inn & Suites
1,198 reviews
1.02 km away
FogCatcher Inn
2,158 reviews
1.14 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Madeline's Restaurant
1,010 reviews
.46 km away
Sea Chest Oyster Bar
1,349 reviews
.89 km away
Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill
2,151 reviews
1.34 km away
Main Street Grill
717 reviews
.17 km away
Nearby Attractions
Moonstone Beach
1,427 reviews
1.22 km away
Moonstone Drive
581 reviews
1.32 km away
Moonstone Beach
345 reviews
.93 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Lauren P
28 December 2016|
AnswerShow all 11 answers
Response from Mlapka | Reviewed this property |
Yes but must be on a leash at all times.
30 July 2016|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from Leslie F | Reviewed this property |
It is public. There is parking at either end, though neither is very large. They are both through lovely residential areas. We usually park on the north end. You turn off Hwy 1 like you are going to Moonstone Beach BUT... More
2 July 2016|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from krk44 | Reviewed this property |
It depends from where you are on Benson Avenue. We are almost at the farthest eastern point of Benson which is about a mile to a mile and a half to the ranch. It is all down hill on Randall and from there you can walk to... More