Come visit and wander with us this winter!

Don’t let winter slow you down and prevent you from visiting Tejon Ranch. In fact, we encourage you to visit us during the winter. If you belong to our Explorer Membership you can access our thousands of acres of stunning hills and valleys—all changing for the upcoming winter. Before you visit, check out how to prepare and what sights you’ll be able to see this winter, written by our own Mike Campeau.

There’s a chill in the air. Yes, it will be colder, but only on some days. This being California, most of the winter days at Tejon Ranch tend to range in the high 60s to low 70s (try explaining that one to your east coast relatives). Tejon Ranch is located in what I call the “Bermuda Triangle” of weather. We are located at the convergence of the Sierra Nevada mountain, the Mojave Desert and the California coast—and the weather can change here in a heartbeat because of that.

Be prepared for any kind of weather. Dress in layers. And, since our weather can change—it might be warm in the morning, but by afternoon it could be raining—dress so you can strip down or add clothing. If you’re out and about and it starts to rain and get swampy, cut your hike short and get back to base.

Take in the changing landscape. California is often accused of not having four seasons. That’s not the case here at Tejon Ranch. As winter approaches (and  rains come—at least during previous seasons) the foliage falls off the tress, the grassy hills and valleys turn bright green, and the sun is out and bright. This is the perfect combination for a hike or our popular trail rides with your favorite horse, or one of ours.

Our wildlife changes, too. The animals at Tejon Ranch tend to congregate this time of the year. For instance, our elk gather in large “bachelor” groups, providing more presence for guests and more opportunities to take pictures of them and other animals on the Ranch.

Enjoy our snow. Tejon Ranch is never going to be a major skiing destination but we do provide some fun snowy activities (when we have snow). Many visitors have used snow discs for gentle, family friendly snow sledding, built snowmen, and used our beautiful snowy hills and valleys to take some amazing winter photographs.

We hope you visit us this winter. Remember, dress appropriately, be prepared, bring a camera (it’s hard to believe we’re only 90 minutes from Southern California) to take some spectacular winter photos, and most importantly, have fun and get outside.

For more information on joining our Explorer Membership and getting access to the ranch to hike (as well as biking, camping, photography and other fun activities) contact Christine Hollis at (661) 663-4284 or

Pro tips from Mike Campeau. Mike Campeau has been associated with Tejon Ranch for over 40 years in various outdoor programs.

Mike Campeau

Hiking Tejon Ranch is a great way to get exercise, get outside, and explore all that we have to offer. If you belong to our Explorer Membership you’ll have access to thousands of acres of our stunning hills and valleys, from sunrise to sunset. But, before you lace up your shoes boots and put on a backpack and come hiking, we have some tips to make your hike fun and engaging.

  1. Prepare for the elements. Tejon Ranch can be chilly in the morning then blazing hot during the day, or sunny one moment and rainy the next. Bring extra water, food, and a hydration system. Wear boots with strong ankle support to handle the different trails at Tejon Ranch. We have wildlife trails, cattle trails, and meandering dirt roads or jeep trails each with their own varying degree of walkability. A walking stick might be helpful as well.
  2. Bring a headlight and first-aid kit. Just in case you get injured or get stuck out on the trails after the sun goes down, each of these will come in handy. (Remember, there’s no overnight camping on the Ranch – you’ll need to get back to your campsite anyhow.)
  3. Bring a GPS unit or SPOT device. Cell service can be limited in certain areas of the Ranch so bring a device that works without cell service. SPOT tracking provides a GPS trail of your route so you can be tracked if you get lost. Remember, we’re an actual working ranch and we have more than 25,000 acres to explore. We encourage wandering but not getting lost.
  4. Bring your smartphone or digital camera. Even without cell service you can still use your phone’s camera. And trust us, you’ll need it. From rugged mountains, steep canyons, oak-covered rolling hills, and broad valleys, to an assortment of wildlife, there’s a lot to take in and capture with a camera.
  5. Hike in the morning or late afternoon. These are the best times when the Tejon Ranch resident wildlife really put on a show. You might see California mule deer, black bear, Rocky Mountain Elk, and red-tail hawks soaring through the sky. It’s breathtaking to see a golden eagle get swept up in the wind currents. And as the sun goes down, stargazing at the Ranch is out of this world.

Tejon Ranch offers beginner and seasoned hikers an amazing backdrop to explore our legacy and heritage. We want to stress that you should be prepared before coming out and visiting us. Dress right, bring food and water and bug spray, sunscreen and a hat. But most of all? Have a great time exploring!

For more information on joining our Explorer Membership and getting access to the ranch to hike (as well as biking, camping, photography and other fun activities) contact Christine Hollis at (661) 663-4284 or






Exclusive membership gives members access to more than 25,000 acres of breathtaking landscapes and extensive outdoor activities

TEJON RANCH, Calif. (March 20, 2017)– Tejon Ranch Co. (NYSE: TRC), a fully diversified integrated real estate company and agribusiness whose principal asset is California’s historic Tejon Ranch, today announced the spring launch of its Explorer Membership Program for 2017.  For the second year in a row, members will have year-round exclusive access to thousands of acres of pristine land and a wide range of outdoor activities.

The Ranch is home to the largest and most significant private conservation agreement in California, covering 240,000 acres. Deep agricultural roots at the Ranch abound, with more than 1,400 acres devoted to vineyards in two locations and more than 3,000 acres dedicated to almond and pistachio trees. Diverse business operations include a thriving commercial real estate development, the Tejon Ranch Commerce Center, and the popular Outlets at Tejon. Several large-scale mixed use residential communities are also planned for the property, including Mountain Village at Tejon Ranch. Located about an hour from the Los Angeles metropolitan area, this residential/resort community is intended to be an upscale and close-by retreat from urban living.

Tejon Ranch spans 270,000 acres and is the largest single piece of private property in California.  At 422 square miles, it is just about as large as the City of Los Angeles and about 40 percent the size of Rhode Island.

“Spring is the perfect time to officially launch the Explorer Program, opening our gates so visitors can enjoy what Tejon Ranch has to offer,” said Barry Zoeller, vice president of corporate communications and investor relations at Tejon Ranch. “With winter gone and spring here, Tejon Ranch is bursting with wildflowers, new wildlife, and a chance for visitors to explore and experience our rolling hills and pristine valleys, all the while enjoying a wealth of outdoor activities.”

The Explorer Membership Package will provide access to more than 25,000 acres on the southern portion of the ranch, an area featuring spectacular landscapes and breathtaking views; vibrant wildflower fields, oak-studded hillsides, steep canyons and broad valleys. Members will be able to enjoy mountain biking, hiking, picnicking, wildlife and landscape photography and viewing, SUV trail driving, fishing, star-gazing and horseback riding. Members who want to spend more than a day at the ranch will have access to overnight accommodations at three cabins within the Explorer area as well as RV and trailer dry camping at the Crane Canyon Campground.

The annual fee to join is $3,500 per member. This fee includes spouse and dependents under 30 years of age with member present, as well as 10 guest passes each valid for 24 hours, or five passes each valid for 48 hours. Up to five additional 24 hour or 48-hour guest passes can be purchased per year.

For more information regarding the Explorer Membership Program, visit the Tejon Ranch website.


About Tejon Ranch Co.

Tejon Ranch Co. (NYSE: TRC), is a diversified real estate development and agribusiness company, whose principal asset is its 270,000-acre land holding located approximately 60 miles north of Los Angeles and 30 miles south of Bakersfield.   More information about Tejon Ranch Co. can be found online at

Forward Looking Statements:

The statements contained herein, which are not historical facts, are forward-looking statements based on economic forecasts, strategic plans and other factors, which by their nature involve risk and uncertainties.  In particular, some of the factors that could cause actual results to differ materially are the following: business conditions and the general economy, future changes to primary home and secondary home markets, future changes to development costs, the ability to obtain various governmental permits, interest rates, and other risks inherent in real estate businesses.  For further information on factors that could affect the company, readers should refer to the company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Tejon Ranch Media Contact:

Christine Rombouts,, 949-631-1557 / Photos available upon request.

Tejon Ranch is offering an exclusive opportunity by opening the gates once again for 2017 with its Explorer Membership Package.

Members will have access to more than 25,000 acres that feature spectacular landscapes and breathtaking views, vibrant wildflower fields, oak-studded hillsides, steep canyons, and broad valleys.

As a member you will enjoy mountain biking, hiking, picnicking, wildlife and landscape photography, SUV trail driving, star-gazing, and horseback riding.

Want to spend more than a day at the Ranch? You’re covered. Members will have access to cabins and lodges within the Explorer area as well as dry camping at the campsite located at Crane Canyon.

Your $3,500 membership fee lets you bring spouses and dependents under 30 years of age with member present, as well as 10 guest passes, each valid for 24 hours or 5 passes valid for 48 hours.

Want to join us? Contact Christine Hollis at or (661) 663-4284.

We look forward to seeing you.

2017 Explorer Membership Application

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