Hikes & Walks
All hikes are guided and traverse various areas of our 3,000-acre property, from meadows and streamsides to high up into the boulder-garden foothills of Mt. Kuchumaa, where the red-tails and ravens soar.
Note: Hiking boots or hiking shoes with lugged tread are strongly recommended on all mountain hikes.
A little over a mile long, this silent hike gently climbs the first ridge of our mountains to a lovely meditation area. It then winds back down to Kuchumaa Passage, leaving hikers another time for reflection. A great introduction to the mountain.
Organic Garden Breakfast Hike
A 4-mile round trip trek over rolling hills to La Cocina Que Canta, our culinary center and organic farm. Enjoy a garden breakfast, followed by a garden tour with our resident horticulturist. If you don’t wish to walk, transportation to La Cocina Que Canta is offered one day during the week and may be arranged through the concierge. (Back by 9 a.m.)
A 2-mile lowland hike over undulating terrain; also a perfect hike for someone who is not quite ready for the mountain or would like to have a lighter hiking day. (See challenging hikes for option two, .5-mile hill to base of mountain)
A 2-mile lowland hike meandering through the river basin among the oaks; great for beginners or those wishing to pace themselves for a full day of exercise. (Sometimes offered as a silent hike)
Alex’s Oak Trail
A 2-mile hike climbing about 350 feet in elevation to Alex’s Oak before looping back down.
Mountain Hike (Pilgrim Trail)
A 3.5-mile mountain hike up the Pilgrim Trail (700 ft. gain) and returning downhill via the Professor’s Trail.
Mountain Hike (Professor’s Trail)
A 3.3-mile loop mountain hike over moderately steep terrain with a 700 ft. elevation gain.
A 2.5-mile hike that winds across the meadow and along a stream before climbing up to the base of the mountain. Returns via the oak grove. (an extension of “Quail One” Hike)
Roadrunner Trail Run
A 5-mile lowland trail weaving through our meadows and chaparral. Attending the group run is suggested before running it with a buddy.
Very Challenging Hikes
A 5.5-mile strenuous hike winding up the mountain between the Pilgrim and the Professor routes and then looping back along the flanks of Mt. Kuchumaa. Elevation gain of 800+ feet. (This hike offers a 4-mile option.)
Seven-Mile Mountain Breakfast Hike
A group-paced hike of 3½ hours over steep, rugged terrain—3.5 miles out, stop for breakfast, and 3.5 miles back. Breakfast is provided in a daypack. Sign-up required. “Pilgrim” or “Professor’s” hikes are a prerequisite.
Extended Mountain Hike
Join us once a week during the months of November through March for a 9-mile mountain hike.Being comfortable on the Pilgrim or Coyote hikes is a prerequisite for this hike. Breakfast is provided in a daypack.
Landscape Garden Walk
Take an easy stroll to learn about natural landscapes, native plants, wild flowers, and the ecosystems surrounding the Ranch. Learn how indigenous Baja people used their habitat for food, medicine, tools, shelter, and ceremony.