Near Hollister, the Pacheco State Park has 2,600 acres with 28 miles of trails open to horseback riding. The park has beautiful displays of spring wildflowers, scenic vistas, and outstanding trails. During the spring the parks grassy slopes abound with blossoming wildflowers. The park is home to tule elk, deer, bobcat, coyote, fox, several hawks, golden eagles and many other smaller animals. Cattle continue to graze on the ranch in the winter and spring months.
The Pacheco State Park is located at 38787 Dinosaur Point Road in Hollister. Location/Directions: Pacheco State Park is located 24 miles west of Los Banos or 20 miles east of Gilroy off Highway 152 on Dinosaur Point Road.
Overall, Pacheco State Park is the 76th most popular horse trail of all 81 horseback rides in California.