San Luis Obispo County Hiking

in and around San Luis Obispo County.

 
... Preview: The Anza National Historic Trail follows a portion of the original route led by Juan Bautista de Anza in 1776. The expedition brought hundreds of settlers and more than a thousand head of livestock fr ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hikes in San Luis Obispo County, California
Atascadero, CA - Hiking - 5.8 miles   
... Preview: The Anza National Historic Trail follows a portion of the original route from Sonora, Mexico to Alta, CA led by Juan Bautista de Anza more than two hundred years ago. The expedition brought hundreds o ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hikes in San Luis Obispo County, California
Atascadero, CA - Hiking - 2.2 miles   
... Preview: This short, pleasant day hike leads to a beautiful cascading creek in the South Coast Ranges. The Santa Lucia Wilderness lies near the southern end of the Santa Lucia Range east of San Luis Obispo. Fe ... Related information:... From the guidebook Hiking Southern California
San Luis Obispo, CA - Hiking - 2.5 miles   
... Preview: Big Falls is an 80-foot cataract in the isolated Santa Lucia Wilderness north of Lopez Lake. The trail follows Big Falls Creek up the wooded canyon, crossing and recrossing the creek. Along the way is ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hikes in San Luis Obispo County, California
Arroyo Grande, CA - Hiking - 3 miles   
... Preview: Bishop Peak, an ancient volcanic mountain, is the signature backdrop for the city of San Luis Obispo. The peak, which stands at 1559 feet, has three distinctive peaks and is the highest in the chain o ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hikes in San Luis Obispo County, California
San Luis Obispo, CA - Hiking - 4.5 miles   
... Preview: Black Hill (also known as Black Mountain) is an ancient 661-foot volcanic peak in Morro Bay State Park. There is a short easy trail to the rocky summit and a longer forested route. The longer route cl ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hikes in San Luis Obispo County, California
Los Osos, CA - Hiking - 2.6 miles   
... Preview: Morro Bay State Park is a highly developed recreational area complete with golf course and a campground equipped with showers. Hiking in the park is limited, but the trail to Black Hill is a unsigned ... Related information:... From the guidebook 100 Classic Hikes in Southern California
Morro Bay, CA - Hiking - 1.8 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Black Lake is named for the color of the water, blackened by peat deposits beneath the lake. The lake sits in a natural depression nestled in the dunes and bordered by private property. It is formed f ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hikes on the California Central Coast
Pismo Beach, CA - Hiking - 2 miles   
... Preview: The Blackberry Springs Trail is an interpretive trail with learning stations that describe the immediate surroundings. The trail winds up a narrow, fern-lined canyon lush with gooseberries, blackberri ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hikes in San Luis Obispo County, California
Arroyo Grande, CA - Hiking - 1.8 miles   
... Preview: The Blinn Ranch Trail is an old ranch road that follows the north edge of Santa Margarita Lake from the eastern end of the lake. The hike begins along the pastoral rolling grasslands dotted with pines ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hikes in San Luis Obispo County, California
Santa Margarita, CA - Hiking - 6 miles   
... Preview: The Bluff Trail is an easy hike along one of the premier locations on the central California coastline. The trail snakes along the contours of a rugged network of eroding sandstone bluffs on a grassy ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hikes in San Luis Obispo County, California
Los Osos, CA - Hiking - 3.4 miles   
... Preview: The Bob Jones City to the Sea bike Trail (originally known as the Avila Valley Bike Trail) follows the old Pacific Coast Railroad right-of-way. It is used as a hiking, jogging, and biking route. The p ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hikes in San Luis Obispo County, California
Pismo Beach, CA - Hiking - 5.6 miles   
... Preview: Cave Landing, also known as Mallagh Landing, is a spectacular rocky promontory that juts out 150 feet into the bay, forming a natural pier. This beautiful formation has caves and coves, including an a ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hikes in San Luis Obispo County, California
Pismo Beach, CA - Hiking - 2 miles   
... Preview: For those who wish to enjoy the Cerro Alto area without climbing 1600 feet to the peak, the Cerro Alto Loop Trail is perfect. The trail parallels the upper East Fork of Morro Creek up a lush narrow ca ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hikes in San Luis Obispo County, California
Atascadero, CA - Hiking - 2.5 miles   
... Preview: At 2624 feet, the Cerro Alto summit has spectacular, unlimited 360-degree views of the central coast's beautiful landscape. The peak overlooks Morro Rock, Morro Bay and the Pacific Ocean to the west; ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hikes in San Luis Obispo County, California
Atascadero, CA - Hiking - 4 miles   
... Preview: Cerro Alto is one of the taller mountains in San Luis Obispo County, and the highest along the West Cuesta Ridge. The views and scenery from its summit are a spectacular 360-degree panorama of the reg ... Related information:... From the guidebook 100 Classic Hikes in Southern California
Atascadero, CA - Hiking - 4.5 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Cerro San Luis Obispo is the large morro looming over San Luis Obispo with the big "M". It stands for Mission School, mot Madonna or McDonald's. The trail up to this volcanic peak has great views of L ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hikes in San Luis Obispo County, California
San Luis Obispo, CA - Hiking - 3 miles   
... Preview: Chorro Hill ( also known as turtle Rock) is a 209-foot rounded outcropping in Morro Bay State Park. The rocky hill sits to the east of Black Hill and at the northwest base of Cerro Cabrillo. Monterey ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hikes in San Luis Obispo County, California
Los Osos, CA - Hiking - 1.8 miles   
... Preview: Chumash Park in Pismo Beach is in a small forested canyon with majestic old oaks. Homes are built on the hillside ridges overlooking the canyon. The north-facing hillside is covered in oak trees. A se ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hikes in San Luis Obispo County, California
Pismo Beach, CA - Hiking - 1 mile   
... Preview: The Cloisters Wetland is a 2.6-acre wildlife habitat with a freshwater lagoon. A grail with interpretive signs circles the lagoon. The hike crosses Morro Strand State Beach to Morro Rock, a dome-shape ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hikes in San Luis Obispo County, California
Los Osos, CA - Hiking - 3.5 miles   
... Preview: The Coon Creek Trail heads up Coon Creek Canyon alongside the winding watercourse of the year-round stream. The trail crosses six bridges over the creek through the shade of the lush riparian corridor ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hikes in San Luis Obispo County, California
Los Osos, CA - Hiking - 5 miles   
... Preview: The Cougar Trail is a connector trail between five campgrounds. I skirts the eastern border of the campgrounds parallel to the Wittenberg Arm of Lopez Lake. The trail winds across the pastoral rolling ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hikes in San Luis Obispo County, California
Arroyo Grande, CA - Hiking - 3.4 miles   
... Preview: The Crespi Trail is in the eastern portion of Morro Bay State Park south of Cerro Cabrillo. The trail winds across the hills through coastal sage scrub and pockets of coastal live oak. There are great ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hikes in San Luis Obispo County, California
Los Osos, CA - Hiking - 3.2 miles   
... Preview: El Chorro Regional Park encompasses more than 700 acres in El Chorro Valley at the base of the Santa Lucia Range. The park has shady oak and sycamore groves, hillside pastures, a botanical garden, cam ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hikes in San Luis Obispo County, California
San Luis Obispo, CA - Hiking - 3 miles   
... Preview: The Dunes Trail parallels the ocean bluffs across scrub-covered dunes from Spooner's Cove. The trail leads down narrow Hazard Canyon in a eucalyptus grove to Hazard Canyon Reef, a rocky beach cove wit ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hikes in San Luis Obispo County, California
Los Osos, CA - Hiking - 2.6 miles   
... Preview: The Eagle Rock Trail leads up the grassy hillside past Chumash mortar bowls to an overlook at a large rock outcropping. There are beautiful views of Chorro Valley, West Cuesta Ridge, Cuesta College, D ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hikes in San Luis Obispo County, California
San Luis Obispo, CA - Hiking - 2.5 miles   
... Preview: The East Cuesta Ridge Road, also called the Mount Lowe Road, begins at the summit of the Cuesta Grade. The unpaved road traverses the mountain along the Santa Lucia Wilderness through the shade of an ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hikes in San Luis Obispo County, California
Santa Margarita, CA - Hiking - 6 miles   
... Preview: The East West Ranch Bluff Trail in Cambria follows the edge of the eroded bluffs above the ocean. The rocky shore and tidepools can be seen below. There are two bridge crossings, a handcrafted wooden ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hikes in San Luis Obispo County, California
Cambria, CA - Hiking - 2 miles   
... Preview: The Elfin Forest Natural Area is a 92-acre refuge at the eastern shore of Morro Bay abutting the estuary. A mile of wooden walkways with viewing platforms and overlooks form an oval loop around the fo ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hikes in San Luis Obispo County, California
Los Osos, CA - Hiking - 1.5 miles   
... Preview: The Felsman Loop, part of the Bishop Peak trail system, explores the forested northern foothills of Bishop Peak. The lower reaches of this reserve cross through open grasslands, shady woodland and cha ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hikes in San Luis Obispo County, California
San Luis Obispo, CA - Hiking - 3.2 miles   
... Preview: The Grey Pine Trail weaves through the foothills at the base of the mountains next to Santa Margarita Lake. The hike winds through the shade of an oak-studded forest beneath magnificent sandstone rock ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hikes in San Luis Obispo County, California
Santa Margarita, CA - Hiking - 3.2 miles   
... Preview: The Guiton Trail circles the Oceano Lagoon, a tranquil freshwater lagoon. The trail is named for Harold E. Guiton who donated five acres of lagoon property to the state parks in the mid-1930s. The lag ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hikes in San Luis Obispo County, California
Pismo Beach, CA - Hiking - 1.5 miles   
... Preview: The Hi Mountain Trail is a multiuse trail in the Los Padres National Forest east of Lopez Lake. The trail heads up the canyon in a shaded riparian forest parallel to a stream. While climbing out of th ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hikes in San Luis Obispo County, California
Arroyo Grande, CA - Hiking - 4 miles   
... Preview: The High Ridge Trail follows a firebreak along the east ridge of the recreation area above Lopez Lake. The trail passes a series of steep canyons. There are spectacular views of the lake and surroundi ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hikes in San Luis Obispo County, California
Arroyo Grande, CA - Hiking - 5 miles   
... Preview: The Islay Creek Trail follows an old ranch road up the north side of Islay Canyon parallel to Islay Creek. The wide, level trail passes a waterfall to an old abandoned barn in the mountainous interior ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hikes in San Luis Obispo County, California
Los Osos, CA - Hiking - 6 miles   
... Preview: Heilman Regional Park encompasses 315 acres with equestrian and hiking trails. The Jim Green Trail is accessed from the northern end of the park. The trail loops around the contours of the hillsides t ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hikes in San Luis Obispo County, California
Atascadero, CA - Hiking - 1.5 miles   
... Preview: Laguna Lake Park encompasses 450 acres, including a 25 acre natural lake and a large undeveloped open space with hiking trails. The area was once used by the Chumash Indians for hunting and fishing. T ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hikes in San Luis Obispo County, California
San Luis Obispo, CA - Hiking - 1.5 miles   
... Preview: Little Falls is a beautiful 50-foot waterfall in a lush limestone-walled canyon covered with moss and ferns. At the base of the falls is a circular 2-3 foot deep pool. The Little Falls Trail follows L ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hikes in San Luis Obispo County, California
Arroyo Grande, CA - Hiking - 1 mile   
... Preview: Vaca Flat is a beautiful waterfront picnic area surrounded by mountains on a peninsula jutting into Santa Margarita Lake. The Lone Pine Trail winds through an oak forest past sculpted sandstone format ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hikes in San Luis Obispo County, California
Santa Margarita, CA - Hiking - 2.6 miles   
... Preview: Los Osos Oaks State Reserve encompasses 85 acres that was once home to the Chumash Indians. This small reserve has ancient stands of 600-800 year old dwarfed oaks. Lace lichen streamers hang from the ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hikes in San Luis Obispo County, California
Los Osos, CA - Hiking - 2 miles   
... Preview: The Marina Trail climbs over a forested 160-foot hill dividing the park entrance from the marina. The Rocky Peak Trail intersects the Marina Trail, Leading to the tip of the peninsula at a flat, slab ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hikes in San Luis Obispo County, California
Arroyo Grande, CA - Hiking - 1.5 miles   
... Preview: The Monarch Butterfly Grove is a wintering home for thousands of butterflies in a picturesque grove of mature eucalyptus trees. From the grove, a short portion of the hike follows Meadow Creek, then r ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hikes in San Luis Obispo County, California
Pismo Beach, CA - Hiking - 1.5 miles   
... Preview: The Moonstone Beach Trail follows the rocky shoreline at the edge of the windswept ocean cliffs in Cambria. On the 20 ft. eroded bluffs along the oceanfront corridor, several staircases lead down to t ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hikes in San Luis Obispo County, California
Cambria, CA - Hiking - 2.5 miles   
... Preview: Moonstone—part tourist attraction, part artist enclave—is a tiny community just north of the growing town of Cambria and south of Hearst Castle and San Simeon. The lovely beach here is only an element ... Related information:... From the guidebook 100 Classic Hikes in Southern California
Cambria, CA - Hiking - 2.3 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: The Morro Bay Sand Spit is three-mile long narrow vein of land that separates Morro Bay and the estuary from the waters of Estero Bay and the Pacific Ocean. A fragile 80-foot sand dune ridge, stabiliz ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hikes in San Luis Obispo County, California
Los Osos, CA - Hiking - 8 miles   
... Preview: Nipomo Regional Park encompasses more than 140-acres with 80 backcountry acres. The southeast end of the park is developed with multiple baseball fields and a picnic area. At the northeast end is a 12 ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hikes in San Luis Obispo County, California
Nipomo, CA - Hiking - 2 miles   
... Preview: Lake Nacimiento is the county's largest reservoir. The 16-mile-long lake, nestled in a tree studded valley, was formed by a dam on the Nacimiento River. It is a popular recreation area with 165 miles ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hikes in San Luis Obispo County, California
Paso Robles, CA - Hiking - 1.5 miles   
... Preview: The Oats Peak Trail climbs from the ocean by Spooner's Cove to the second highest peak in the park at 1373 feet. The trail crosses chaparral, thick brush and grassy meadows under the shadow of Valenci ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hikes in San Luis Obispo County, California
Los Osos, CA - Hiking - 5.5 miles   
... Preview: The trail, which begins on the road, heads toward the ocean and some large dunes. Make a left onto the boardwalk and walk across Oso Flaco Lake. More than two hundred different species of birds live w ... Related information:... From the guidebook 100 Classic Hikes in Southern California
Callender, CA - Hiking - 2.25 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Oso Flaco Lake is located at the south end of the Pismo Dunes Natural Preserve. The trail crosses a footbridge over the 75-acre lake and wetlands preserve. The freshwater lake is surrounded by cattail ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hikes in San Luis Obispo County, California
Nipomo, CA - Hiking - 2.2 miles   
... Preview: The Pecho Coast Trail curves around the northern point of San Luis Obispo Bay from Port San Luis towards Montana de Oro State Park. There are two docent-led hikes across the privately owned PG&E land. ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hikes in San Luis Obispo County, California
Pismo Beach, CA - Hiking - 7.4 miles   
... Preview: The Pismo Dunes Recreation Area is an all-terrain vehicle playground. The hike begins in this area on the hard-packed oceanfront sand. The shoreline can be busy with cars, trucks, and various motorize ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hikes in San Luis Obispo County, California
Pismo Beach, CA - Hiking - 2 miles   
... Preview: The Poly Canyon Trail follows a ranch road through the pastoral rolling hills alongside Brizziolari Creek behind the Cal Poly campus. The trail winds through the open space and rock outcroppings to th ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hikes in San Luis Obispo County, California
San Luis Obispo, CA - Hiking - 5.5 miles   
... Preview: Poly Canyon Design Village is a collection of artistic, futuristic and sometimes humorous monuments from the architectural and engineering departments of Cal Poly. These monuments are works of art, at ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hikes in San Luis Obispo County, California
San Luis Obispo, CA - Hiking - 3 miles   
... Preview: Portola Hill is a 329-foot rounded volcanic hill on the east side of Morro Bay State Park. A spur trail leads up to Portola Point, offering sweeping views of the surrounding morros and the Morro Bay ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hikes in San Luis Obispo County, California
Los Osos, CA - Hiking - 2 miles   
... Preview: The Quarry and Park Ridge Trails are on the east side of Morro Bay State Park under the shadow of Cerro Cabrillo, a 911-foot double-peaked ridge. The Quarry Trail skirts the southern flank of Cerro Ca ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hikes in San Luis Obispo County, California
Los Osos, CA - Hiking - 2.5 miles   
... Preview: The Ragged Point Cliffside Trail cuts across the edge of the steep, rugged, north-facing cliff where the San Luis Obispo coast turns into the Big Sur coast. The Cliffside Trail ends at the black sand ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hikes in San Luis Obispo County, California
Cambria, CA - Hiking - 1 mile   
... Preview: The Reservoir Canyon Trail is found in an undeveloped open space maintained by the City of San Luis Obispo. It is a wonderful forested creekside trail that meanders up the canyon parallel to Reservoir ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hikes in San Luis Obispo County, California
San Luis Obispo, CA - Hiking - 2.8 miles   
... Preview: The Reservoir Flats Trail follows a creekside canyon parallel to Islay Creek. Ferns and moss carpet the lush canyon, willows line the creek, and lichen streamers hang from the branches of the trees. A ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hikes in San Luis Obispo County, California
Los Osos, CA - Hiking - 2.1 miles   
... Preview: The Ridge Trail crosses the shoulder of the mountain to Hazard Peak, a 1076-foot grassy summit. The trail follows the ridge east while overlooking Islay Creek, Spooner Cove, the bluffs and the dunes. ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hikes in San Luis Obispo County, California
Los Osos, CA - Hiking - 4.6 miles   
... Preview: The Rinconada Trail is a beautiful backcountry hike in the Los Padres National Forest. Switchbacks lead up the grassy slopes to a ridge with scenic vista points of the Santa Lucia Mountains, Lopez Can ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hikes in San Luis Obispo County, California
Santa Margarita, CA - Hiking - 4 miles   
... Preview: The Salinas River area in Paso Robles has an undesignated walking trail through the riparian habitat. The path leads through cottonwood, willow and sycamore groves along the banks of the river. This i ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hikes in San Luis Obispo County, California
Paso Robles, CA - Hiking - 1 mile   
... Preview: Salmon Creek Trail is at the southern end of the Big Sur country in Monterey County, 2.2 miles north of the county line. A waterfall this dynamic and so close to San Luis Obispo County had to be inclu ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hikes in San Luis Obispo County, California
Cambria, CA - Hiking - 0.6 mile   
... Preview: The San Simeon Bay Trail begins at William R. Hearst State Beach along a crescent of white sand. The hike leads to the tip of San Simeon Point, a peninsula extending a half mile into the ocean. At the ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hikes in San Luis Obispo County, California
Cambria, CA - Hiking - 2.5 miles   
... Preview: This mellow hike is a great way to relax while exploring the landscape of the Central California coast. Located just a stone’s throw south of the famous Hearst Castle, the park is largely overlooked b ... Related information:... From the guidebook Hiking the Redwood Coast
Cambria, CA - Hiking - 3.6 miles   
... Preview: The San Simeon Trail leads through a diverse landscape of coastal scrub, grassy meadows, wetlands, a Monterey pine forest, a eucalyptus grove and riparian woodlands. This loop hike includes footbridge ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hikes in San Luis Obispo County, California
Cambria, CA - Hiking - 4 miles   
... Preview: The Sandstone Trail begins at the eastern access to Santa Margarita Lake. The trail traverses the hillside through oak groves on the south side of the lake. The hike leads to scenic overlooks of the s ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hikes in San Luis Obispo County, California
Santa Margarita, CA - Hiking - 5 miles   
... Preview: The Shoreline Trail follows the contours of the serene rolling hills above the east side of Lake Nacimiento. The pastoral grassy countryside is spotted with ponderosa pines and oak trees. The trail ra ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hikes in San Luis Obispo County, California
Paso Robles, CA - Hiking - 4.6 miles   
... Preview: South Hills Open Space is a 60 acre gem in the city of San Luis Obispo. The one-mile gentle ascent to the rocky summit is highlighted by a birds-eye view of the city's folded green hills and surroundi ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hikes in San Luis Obispo County, California
San Luis Obispo, CA - Hiking - 2 miles   
... Preview: The Stage coach Road parallels Highway 101 and San Luis Obispo Creek through the shade of Cuesta Canyon while heading up to the Cuesta Grade summit. This historic road was formerly the Old Padre Trail ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hikes in San Luis Obispo County, California
San Luis Obispo, CA - Hiking - 5.6 miles   
... Preview: Sweet Springs Nature Preserve is a 24-acre wetland sanctuary for nesting and migrating birds on the southeast shore of Morro Bay. There are two serene freshwater ponds, a saltwater marsh at the bay, ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hikes in San Luis Obispo County, California
Los Osos, CA - Hiking - 1 mile   
... Preview: The Terrace Hill Open Space is a pocket of nature inside the city of San Luis Obispo. The trail is a short easy, scenic hike to an unobstructed terraced plateau. The morro-like rounded summit was bull ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hikes in San Luis Obispo County, California
San Luis Obispo, CA - Hiking - 0.8 mile   
... Preview: The Shell Beach Bluffs Walking Path parallels the scalloped coastal cliffs 100 feet above Pirate's Cove, a clothing-optional white sand beach. From the trail are views of Cave Landing, a promontory wi ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hikes in San Luis Obispo County, California
Pismo Beach, CA - Hiking - 2 miles   
... Preview: The Trout Creek Trail is a quiet backcountry trail in the Los Padres National Forest. The Meandering, near-level hike winds through meadows and oak forests. The trail parallels and crosses Trout Creek ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hikes in San Luis Obispo County, California
Arroyo Grande, CA - Hiking - 6 miles   
... Preview: Duna Vista is a 1178-foot summit overlook with 360-degree views that include Lopez Lake, the Pacific Ocean, Pismo Dunes and the Santa Lucia Mountains. The hike to Duna Vista begins on the picturesque ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hikes in San Luis Obispo County, California
Arroyo Grande, CA - Hiking - 7 miles   
... Preview: Valencia Peak, at 1347 feet, has spectacular 360-degree views of Montana de Oro, Morro, Los Osos Valley and the rugged coastline from Point Sal to Piedras Blancas. The chain of morros leading to San L ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hikes in San Luis Obispo County, California
Los Osos, CA - Hiking - 4 miles   
... Preview: Atop the summit, the vistas are absolutely astounding. The entire park can be surveyed from this height, as can the nine morros, or volcanic outcroppings, of San Luis Obispo County, including Morro Ro ... Related information:... From the guidebook 100 Classic Hikes in Southern California
Cuesta-by-the-Sea, CA - Hiking - 5 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: The West Cuesta Ridge Road, also called the TV Tower Road, begins at the summit of the Cuesta Grade. The paved road winds up the terraced slopes of the mountain to some of the prime vistas in the coun ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hikes in San Luis Obispo County, California
Santa Margarita, CA - Hiking - 7 miles   
... Preview: Whale Rock Reservoir is open to the public during the trout fishing season. The trail alongside the lake is primarily used as a fishing access, but is also a beautiful area for hiking and picnicking. ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hikes in San Luis Obispo County, California
Cayucos, CA - Hiking - 3.8 miles   
... Preview: The San Simeon Bay Trail begins at William R. Hearst State Beach along a crescent of white sand. The hike leads to the tip of San Simeon Point, a peninsula extending a half mile into the ocean. The bl ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hikes on the California Central Coast
Cambria, CA - Hiking - 2.5 miles   
... Preview: The Yucca Ridge Trail in Poly Canyon winds through an unmaintained botanical garden covered with yucca plants (the laughing plants of the desert). The trail ascends a ridge to the 1139-foot Poly Canyo ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hikes in San Luis Obispo County, California
San Luis Obispo, CA - Hiking - 3 miles   

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