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Rinconada Trail - Los Padres National Forest
Trail Distance 1.75 Miles

The Rinconada Trail is a scenic 1.75 mile trail in San Luis Obispo County . The trail head is off West Pozo Rd at 35.2904, -120.47483. The trail is sort of a connector trail to the Little Falls Trail and Big Falls Trail. 

Trail Details

  • Trail #: 14E30
  • Wilderness Area: Non Wilderness Area
  • County: San Luis Obispo County
  • Ranger District: Santa Lucia Ranger District
  • Trail-head Latitude: 35.2904
  • Trail-head Longitude: -120.47483
  • Water Sources: No Water Available
  • Trail Condition: Good - Trail is easy to follow and is in good shape
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  • Activities & Features:
    • Day Hiking
    • Panoramic Views
    • Wildlife Viewing

Trail Stats

  • Total Elevation Gain: + 864 feet.
  • Total Elevation Loss: - 500 feet.
  • Overall Average Slope Gain: + 14 %.
  • Overall Average Slope Loss: - 12 %.
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Survey Photos:

  • Los Padres Forest Association - 07-18-2015

  • Wamp Outdoors - 06-25-2017

  • Wamp Outdoors - 06-25-2017

Submitted Trail Reports

Rinconada Trail Survey - 06-25-2017 - by Wamp Outdoors
Link: Rinconada Trail
Date: 06-25-2017
Surveyor Name:Wamp Outdoors
Trail description:June 25, 2017 We hiked Rinconada through to Little Falls Spring. Trail was completely clear and looked like some maintenance has been completed in recent months. After cresting the trail, the portion of trail / road is very rutted and loose heading down to LF Springs. NO WATER flowing anywhere - even at the springs. We left the TH around 3pm at 95+ temperatures and went through three quarts of water apiece. Yes, we were dripping!
Mode of transport:Hike
Trail condition:Good shape and easy to follow

Lower Portion of Trail

Crested Over - Heading Towards Little Falls
Rinconada Trail Survey - 07-18-2015 - by Los Padres Forest Association
Link: Rinconada Trail
Date: 07-18-2015
Surveyor Name:Los Padres Forest Association
Trail description:VWR Sandy and Bill removed a fallen tree from the trail.  Very hot day, many of the oaks are showing stress from the drought.
Mode of transport:Stock
Trail condition:Needs some work

Photo Bill and Sandy

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Last Updated: Wednesday, February 24, 2016

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