“This scenic trail winds gently down a ridgeline then descends more steeply to the Pantoll Camp area.”
— Megan W
Views · Wildlife
The Upper Old Mine Trail starts at the parking area at the junction of Pantolll Road and Ridgecrest Blvd. Head downhill through expansive grassy meadows. Near the top, a short detour to Forbes Bench is always welcome. Distant views of San Francisco, the ocean and the bay are splayed out all around you. Enter a denser grove of trees and switchback more steeply down until reaching the Panoramic Highway. The Upper Old Mine Trail ends here near the busy Pantoll Campground, trailhead, and parking area.