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Coalinga Mineral Springs

The Coalinga Mineral Springs National Recreation Trail is a 5.5 mile roundtrip trail that highlights a mixed chaparral-foothill woodland community where visitors will encounter digger pine, chamise, manzanita, yucca, and many other shrubs and annual wildflowers.

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Length: 2.75 miles
Loop Trail? No
Type: Backcountry, Equestrian Trail
Agency: Bureau of Land Management
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

Allowed Uses:

Equestrian - Riding
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Wildlife Observation

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Location: On Bureau of Land Management land near Coalinga Mineral Springs County Park
State(s): California
Counties: Fresno
Longitude: -120.555576
Latitude: 36.146412

Driving Directions

18 miles west of Coalinga, CA off Highway 198; take the Coalinga Mineral Springs County Park exit

Description

The Coalinga Mineral Springs National Recreation Trail is a 5.5 mile roundtrip trail that highlights a mixed chaparral-foothill woodland community where visitors will encounter digger pine, chamise, manzanita, yucca, and many other shrubs and annual wildflowers. Located 18 miles west of Coalinga, CA on Highway 198, the trail is centrally located between Fresno, Bakersfield and San Jose and is within a 2.5 hour driving distance of more than 2 million people.

Hikers and equestrians alike with enjoy the scenic views along the trail, with the payoff coming at end of the trail at the top of Kreyenhagen Peak. Scanning the scenery, you may be able to spot some of the historic structures near springs that drew many people to the area in the late 1800's. (Please note: there are no existing historic structures located on BLM Public lands; please enjoy from afar.) The trail is open year round, however, because of hot summers, visitors will find it more enjoyable during the fall and spring months. The trail is exposed most of the way and there are no facilities along the trail except for directional signs, so it is advised to bring water for the trip. Wildlife is present throughout the Coalinga Mineral Springs National Recreation Trail that can be enjoyed by the sportsman and naturalist. The list of species that can be seen include the California mule deer, quail, squirrels, mourning dove, feral pig, grey fox, and bobcat.

Additional Details

Width: 24 inches.
Primary Surface: Soil
Secondary Surface: None
Average Grade: 7%
Maximum Grade: 12%
Elevation Low Point: 2,105
Elevation High Point: 3,494
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:
1982

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail Management:
Adam Wilde
Outdoor Recreation Planner
Bureau of Land Management
Central Coast Field Office
940 2nd Ave
Marina, CA 93933
(831) 582-2200
awilde@blm.gov
https://www.blm.gov/office/central-coast-field-office

 

Photos

 

Looking towards Coalinga from Kreyenhagen Peak. Photo by Dale Johnson.

Looking towards Coalinga from Kreyenhagen Peak. Photo by Dale Johnson.

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