Sutton Trails #1321

Area Status: Open

Enjoy hiking these trails surrounded by a coastal forest with numerous berries, beautiful rhododendrons and areas of open sand dunes.

The trail system also includes the Holman Vista Trail and the Darlingtonia Trail which takes you through a bog of the carnivorous Darlingtonia plant!

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 3/23/2023: Trails are open. Expect storm debris on trails. CAUTION!: Reports of cougar & and bear activity in the area. Keep pets on leash.
Fees: $5/Day/Vehicle or valid recreation pass.
Usage: Light-Medium
Water: Available at trailhead
Restroom: Flush toilet at trailhead
Passes: A valid Recreation Pass is required at Sutton Trails Trailhead.
Information Center: Central Coast Ranger District

General Information


Access from Sutton Trailhead. The trailhead is located in Sutton Campground (fee site)

You can also access the Sutton Trails from:


 Trail Map (Geospatial PDF ~ 1.2 mb)

To use your mobile device's GPS to track your location on the map: Download the geospatial PDF (geoPDF), download and install an app, such as The Avenza Maps app, that reads geoPDFs. Learn more about geospatial PDFs and mobile apps here.


Holman Vista Trail #1326 is wheelchair accessible to the viewing deck. The Darlingtonia Trail #1320 is also wheelchair accessible.

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Day Hiking

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Difficulty Level: Easy to Intermediate

Viewing Plants

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Viewing Scenery

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  Area/Length : 
5 miles

  Elevation : 
Sea level