my dog off leash on the Marine Terrace Trail at Fiscalini Ranch.
my dog off leash on the Marine Terrace Trail at Fiscalini Ranch.


This trail is beautiful and very dog friendly. This 440 acre preserve stretches along one stunning mile of oceanfront. Dogs are allowed to be on leash on most trails. The Bluff trail is even ADA accessible. This is a beautiful and fun place to come for a hike with your dog.


BringFido Traveler Rating

Fiscalini Ranch Preserve has received a rating of 4.0 out of 5 bones by 8 canine critics on BringFido.

  • More than a year ago
    Great Walk with a Great View

    Great area to talk a walk with your four footed friends. There are boardwalks along the coastline and dirt and gravel paths on the upper trails.
    Trash cans for waste and bags for pickup if you forgot your own.
    This is a leash only area, that makes it friendly for dogs and people.

  • More than a year ago

    This was a beautiful easy walk. First time ever for our 8 yr. old Pitbull mix to the beach and it was a positive experience. We didn't see anybody with dogs off their leashes which we were glad for. I could see the potential danger for animals off leash if they were to chase the numerous squirrels; they could find themselves running off the cliffs to the rocks below. For those worried about the hike it is easy. My husband is ill with bone cancer and he was quite invigorated by the breeze, scenery, and ease of the walk. Only downfall is limited parking, approximately 3 car spaces to use. All other parking must be found in the narrow streets of the neighborhood.

  • More than a year ago
    Spectacular Dog Walk

    Specatcular! Large park with trails along the cliffs and back into the hills - great for short or longer hikes with your dog. One of the best!

  • More than a year ago

    Will be in Cambria for a vacation and bringing Tasha too. Thought this would be a nice place to take her, however, will pass as so many reviewers think it's ok to let their pets "run free" here.

  • More than a year ago
    great place to let dogs run

    I am not sure where Melanie in Cambria got her information, but dogs under voice control are allowed off leash in some areas. Dogs must be on leash on the bluff trails. Remember that voice control means that your dog comes back immediately when called, otherwise he must be on leash. This area has both grassy areas and forest for your dog to explore as long as you don't let him run up to people or leashed dogs.

  • More than a year ago
    Fiscalini Ranch

    Despite what I have read on this web site, Fiscalini Ranch is NOT a dog park. As a matter of fact, dogs are SUPPOSED to be on leashes at all times. This preserve has some very ecologically sensitive areas that can be disturbed by unleashed pooches. There are also some residents who would like for the leash laws to be obeyed.

  • More than a year ago
    Great place for dogs

    Great place to let your dog run off leash. There is also a dog park in Cambria and by Hearst Castle, it's ok to have your dog off leash there as well.

  • More than a year ago
    Great for dog lovers

    What a great spot! Cambria has no where to let your dogs run free and this was a welcome relief. It is a beautiful spot and the dogs ran all over and had a blast. Grounds are kept very clean by dog owners.
    Made it worth the trip to Cambria.

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Great Walk and a Great View
What A View!
Benches Along The Trail

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