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Wilderness Freeway: Heavily used and well maintained.
Clear: No obstacles and tread well defined.
Passable: Some brush and/or deadfalls, tread evident.
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Re: De Angulo Trail

Post by padamson on Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:25 am

Date Hiked: January 6, 2018
General Condition: Difficult (brushy and/or many deadfalls, faint tread)

I started the De Angulo trail at the east entrance (coast ridge road) and descended to highway 1 as part of a larger Boronda -> De Angulo loop day hike.

Most of the de angulo trail is a clear trail with well defined tread - with one big exception. See below.

Starting from coast ridge road the trail is narrow but clear. There is a big sign marking the start of the trail so you can't miss it. As you descend you hug a cliffside with open views of the coastline and Torre Canyon below. Fantastic.

But... around the midway point the trail becomes nearly impassable, or impassable depending on who you ask. If I were ascending from highway 1 I would have probably turned back. However since I was on the descending stretch of my loop hike I sucked it up and pushed through.

As you descend into the creek and pass the house at Partington Ridge, the trail disappears into the brush. There was just barely enough tread for me to guess my way through the thick brush. With winter rain the soil is loose and muddy so watch your step! There are a few old deadfalls, a child's atv, and a really old box truck you must also navigate around. It's a sketchy stretch but at the moment still doable for the right person.

After that the trail opens up and becomes a wilderness freeway. Although this section is also an access road to some homes so you don't really feel like you're in the wilderness anymore. It continues this way for the next mile or so until you reach highway 1.

De Angulo Trail

Post by Don Gruber on Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:45 am

Date Hiked: December 2, 2017
General Condition: Passable (some brush and/or deadfalls, tread evident)

Hiked this trail from the top down, after ascending via the Boronda Trail. The DeAngulo Trail was passable, but the mid-section, near the houses of Partington Ridge, has in part been overtaken by genista. This makes the trail hard to locate in some spots, and requires a little crawling. The descent through the creek is makeable, but a little dicey. There is some deadfall here and there, from the Basin Fire of 2008, not much of a problem. I seem to remember that in hiking this trail about thirty years ago, the lower part, the start at HIghway One, did not follow the road through residences, as it does now, apparently (unless I mistook the trail), but started as a switchback through steep meadow to the north of the private road.

Re: De Angulo Trail

Post by Hydro-Logic on Tue Dec 27, 2016 3:43 pm

Date Hiked: December 26, 2016
General Condition: Passable (some brush and/or deadfalls, tread evident)

Lots of brush first 1/4 mile or so then clear most of the way with some ecroaching brush, several large deadfall you have to climb over, faint tread at parts, slumped tread in other parts. Overall totally hikeable but you do get slowed down in a few sections.

Re: De Angulo Trail

Post by fat popi on Wed Jun 03, 2015 3:01 pm

Date Hiked: May 23, 2015
General Condition: Clear (no obstacles and tread well defined)

Got ride to jamies ranch and hiked from there the rest of yhe way up partington ridge, someone,maybe FS bushwacked with weedwacker the whole trail! Looks great,got to coast ridge and saw that FS has refone most of the road to cold springs,cleared all brush withen 20 feet of road on both sides

Re: De Angulo Trail

Post by Guest on Sun Mar 08, 2015 8:59 pm

pantilat wrote:Date Hiked: February 14, 2015
General Condition: Wilderness Freeway (Heavily used and well maintained)

The De Angulo Trail is now a wilderness freeway. The trail has been brushed and blowdowns removed.


Beware of private property off this trail-please respect the neighbors.

Re: De Angulo Trail

Post by pantilat on Sun Feb 15, 2015 11:24 am

Date Hiked: February 14, 2015
General Condition: Wilderness Freeway (Heavily used and well maintained)

The De Angulo Trail is now a wilderness freeway. The trail has been brushed and blowdowns removed.

Re: De Angulo Trail

Post by h2hopkins on Fri Dec 19, 2014 4:16 am

Date Hiked: December 15, 2014
General Condition: Passable (some brush and/or deadfalls, tread evident)

The recent storms have brought down deadfall across the trail.

Re: De Angulo Trail

Post by Solid Snake on Sun Oct 12, 2014 5:59 pm

Date Hiked: October 9, 2014
General Condition: Clear (no obstacles and tread well defined)

This is a lovely trail, and it offers some truly breathtaking views of the Big Sur coastline.

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It stars off as a little dirt road, with a gate and a sign that says "no parking." I talked with a pleasant fellow here at the gate, who is apparently one of the property owners, and he said that it is best if you do not park here as is it a school bus stop. I parked my pick up truck in the pull out on the other side of Highway 1 and started on my way up the trail. After a few switchbacks there is a sign marking the start of the trail proper, as it continues up the ridge.

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There are a few more signs when the public trail forks off with some of the private landowner's trails. The trail is short, but the uphill climb is intense, and eventually it meets up with the North Coast Ridge Road. There is no encroaching brush, and only one or two deadfalls, which are easily stepped over or ducked under and should not significantly slow your progress. The gentleman who I was talking with says that there is water to be had. On the road portion of the trail, you will come to a concrete block with a PG&E meter and some power lines over head. There is a little water spigot here, though you will need pliers to operate it.

Re: De Angulo Trail

Post by hhopkins on Thu Mar 06, 2014 8:56 am

Date Hiked: March 3, 2014
General Condition: Passable (some brush and/or deadfalls, tread evident)

The late February wind storm knocked down trees across the trail; some are difficult to pass through.

Re: De Angulo Trail

Post by Rainer on Sun Feb 03, 2013 7:17 pm

Date Hiked: February 3, 2013
General Condition: Clear (no obstacles and tread well defined)

Could hardly be better. The trail has evidently been cleared fairly recently (thanks to who did this!).
A fresh sign shows where the trailhead is on the road leading up from Hwy 1.
Went up the De Angulo and down the Boronda trail and encountered no problems whatsoever.

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