Day Hikes in San Luis Obispo County, California Guide Book

by Robert Stone (Day Hike Books)
Day Hikes in San Luis Obispo County, California  by Robert Stone

160pp/maps
ISBN: 1573420220

This book is a concise guide to 72 of the best day hikes found throughout this central California coastal county. The variety of hikes accommodate every level of hiking experience, with an emphasis on spectacular views of the scalloped coastline and the interior valleys and peaks. Visitors and locals alike will enjoy the opportunity to experience firsthand the varied ecological habitats and incredible scenery throughout the county.

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Trails from the "Day Hikes in San Luis Obispo County, California" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 72.
... 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 ... From the guidebook "Day Hikes in San Luis Obispo County, California"
Atascadero, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.8
... 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 ... From the guidebook "Day Hikes in San Luis Obispo County, California"
Atascadero, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.2
... 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 ... From the guidebook "Day Hikes in San Luis Obispo County, California"
Arroyo Grande, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
... 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 ... From the guidebook "Day Hikes in San Luis Obispo County, California"
San Luis Obispo, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.5
... 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 ... From the guidebook "Day Hikes in San Luis Obispo County, California"
Los Osos, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.6
... 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 ... From the guidebook "Day Hikes in San Luis Obispo County, California"
Arroyo Grande, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.8
... 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 ... From the guidebook "Day Hikes in San Luis Obispo County, California"
Santa Margarita, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 6
... 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 ... From the guidebook "Day Hikes in San Luis Obispo County, California"
Los Osos, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.4
... 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 ... From the guidebook "Day Hikes in San Luis Obispo County, California"
Pismo Beach, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.6
... 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 ... From the guidebook "Day Hikes in San Luis Obispo County, California"
Pismo Beach, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
... 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 ... From the guidebook "Day Hikes in San Luis Obispo County, California"
Atascadero, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.5
... 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; ... From the guidebook "Day Hikes in San Luis Obispo County, California"
Atascadero, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
... 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 ... From the guidebook "Day Hikes in San Luis Obispo County, California"
San Luis Obispo, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
... 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 ... From the guidebook "Day Hikes in San Luis Obispo County, California"
Los Osos, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.8
... 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 ... From the guidebook "Day Hikes in San Luis Obispo County, California"
Pismo Beach, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
... 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 ... From the guidebook "Day Hikes in San Luis Obispo County, California"
Los Osos, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.5
... 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 ... From the guidebook "Day Hikes in San Luis Obispo County, California"
Los Osos, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
... 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 ... From the guidebook "Day Hikes in San Luis Obispo County, California"
Arroyo Grande, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.4
... 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 ... From the guidebook "Day Hikes in San Luis Obispo County, California"
Los Osos, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.2
... 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 ... From the guidebook "Day Hikes in San Luis Obispo County, California"
San Luis Obispo, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3

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