Visitors can experience Filoli through this mile-long self-guided trail. Straddle the American and Pacific tectonic plates while you learn about the San Andreas Fault. Learn about the seasonal care of Filoli’s fields and dentify native plants used by the Ohlone. The Filoli estate is located on the traditional territory of the Indigenous Ohlone people. When Spanish explorers and missionaries arrived in the Bay Area in 1769, an Ohlone village was on the land that is now part of Filoli’s Nature Preserve.
At the Sally MacBride Nature Center, open Thursday – Sunday, you will find a collection of artifacts and wildlife of the natural preserve. Pass Red’s Barn, where the Roth family housed their prize horses. Explore the other domestic animals that called Filoli home during the Bourn and Roth eras. As you hike, you may even get to meet some of Filoli’s permanent residents like turkeys and California quail!
Please check in at the Visitor Center before hiking the Estate Trail.
Estate Trail access is free with purchase of Filoli admission.
The trail opens at 10:00 am, Tuesday – Sunday.
The Estate Trail closes at 5:00pm.
June – August, the trail closes at 8:00pm on Thursdays.
The trailhead is located at meadow, on the north side of the garden.
No picnicking along the trail or at the Nature Center.
Bathrooms and water are available at Red’s Barn.