“A short but moderate loop around a nature trail.
— John McKinney
Trails are closed for three days after rain.
The Edna Spaulding Trail is a 0.8 mile loop around a nature trail.
From the parking area, join Live Oak Trail
heading north; at the junction with Edna Spaulding Trail, turn left to head northwest. At the fork go right to head north and follow the trail in a counter clockwise direction. You'll reach the highest point of the trail just as it turns back south, about 0.3 miles. After about a half mile the trail will turn north again and shortly reach a junction at 0.8 miles. To return to the parking area, turn right to head back out towards Live Oak Trail
; take a right on Live Oak Trail
and head south back to the parking lot.
This is a great run if you're looking for something short with nice views. The trail ascends above the woods and canyons, to a rise that offers nice views of surrounding peaks, canyons, and the Pacific Ocean.
Thanks to John McKinney, The Trailmaster, for sharing this trail description. To learn more about trails in California, check out his guides at The Trailmaster Store
Flora & Fauna
The trail traverses oak woods and coastal sage habitats.