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Spring Ranch (part of Van Damme State Park)

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No cell phone receptionThis location has no cellular reception. Please plan accordingly. We recommend that you download the PDF trail data sheet below to your device prior to your trip to this location.

Spring Ranch is found the northwest corner of Van Damme State Park. This is a very lovely spot, offering spectacular views of the Pacific, and trails that wind above an interesting rocky intertidal shelf. There is good wildlife viewing here, especially at low tide, when the seals haul out onto offshore rocks, sun themselves, and rest. Along the trail, there are many memorial benches on which to rest, talk and enjoy the view from this wild place. 


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Spring Ranch Trail trail map

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There are two main entry points for the Spring Ranch trails at both the north and south- west of Gordon Lane on the north end, and near Peterson Street and the inns at the south end. 

Trail Latitude (X): 39.285

Trail Longitude (Y): -123.794

Mapping: View vicinity on Google Maps (see Trail Map above or Trail Data Sheet PDF under the Information tab for a more precise map)

Highway One Mile Marker (north end): 49.04

Highway One Mile Marker (south end): 48.5

Trail Length: 1.25 miles

Spring Ranch also has several iconic and historic barns that are visible from Highway One.