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Fire Lane

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Trail

3.3 mile 5.4 kilometer point to point
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Elevation

Ascent: 130' 39 m
Descent: -1,124' -343 m
High: 1,102' 336 m
Low: 67' 20 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 23% (13°)

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No Dogs
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Trail shared by Megan W

Fire Lane Trail is a narrow, rough downhill trek to the sea.

Megan W

Features River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

Description

Starting from the junction of Fire Lane and the Sky trail, the path contours a hillside for a gentle, short ascent before heading steeply down a ridge line. The trail here is deeply rutted by horse traffic, so watch your footing. Enjoy a bit of a respite on the level section that tracks high above the rushing Santa Maria Creek.

Head up a mellow incline, up and over into the next valley then downhill to a junction with the Laguna Trail. Stay on Fire Lane heading south through open scrub. Views of the Pacific encourage your progress to the Fire Lane terminus at a T intersection with Coast Trail - North. From here it is easy to access the Coast Camp and Santa Maria Beach via Santa Maria Beach access. Note: bikes are not allowed on the Fire Lane Trail.

Flora & Fauna

Pine, huckleberries, blackberries, ferns, ceanothus, Indian paintbrush and lupine.

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Jul 24, 2019
Scott Campbell
Jul 14, 2019
Pavlína Marková
Trail in good condition. Upper half a little damaged by water but still doable. 3.3mi

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They look so tasty!
Mar 24, 2015 near Inverness, CA
Typical vegetation along the Fire Lane Trail
Mar 24, 2015 near Inverness, CA

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