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Fiscalini Ranch Preserve

Fiscalini Ranch Preserve in Cambria, CA is dog-friendly. This beautiful 440 acre sanctuary features remarkable biological diversity and is home to 150 different native plants and 430 species of birds. The Ranch has dramatic ocean bluffs that run more than a mile along the shoreline and leashed dogs are welcome to explore this scenic preserve with you. Accessed by miles of trails, visitors can admire expansive coastal views along a scenic forested ridge. A popular trail for hikers and their leashed companions is Ridge, Bluff, Arch and Dolphin Trail. This trail has sweeping ocean views, rolling meadows, and is dotted with summer wildflowers. Visit Website

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Fiscalini Ranch Preserve has received a rating of 4.5 out of 5 bones by 10 canine critics on BringFido and 5.0 out of 5 by 395 guests on TripAdvisor.

  • Kim
    Dec. 31, 2021
    Trails Not ‘Off Leash’

    Nice trails to explore, flat path along the bluff with some boardwalk. Keep it dog heaven please. Dogs need to be on leash and please keep your waste bags with you until you get to the trash can at each entrance. No restrooms on site and there is limited parking. Loose dogs can go to the dog park in town located near Cambria Pines off Burton Dr in town.

  • Diane
    Jul. 24, 2021
    A lovely walk!

    An easy walk for my senior dog, not too strenuous. ocean view. I saw reviews that stated there were off leash dogs in past years. It’s definitely on-leash only now (which is good because they’re trying to preserve the ecosystem). I would highly recommend this walk

  • Ami
    Sep. 14, 2020
    Lovely Walk

    We had such a nice walk here this morning, we’re going back tomorrow! they have it set up in a loop to be super COVID safe, which is great, but also helps us by not having to constantly keep the puppy from jumping on folks going the other direction. We’re working on his “no jump” command. Trail is super easy and the views are amazing.

  • Teri
    Mar. 30, 2018
    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.

  • Kim
    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.

  • Bon
    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!

  • Jessie
    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.

  • Melanie
    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.

  • Scott
    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.

  • Bernie
    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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