Black Hill Morro Bay State Park

San Luis Obispo, California

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Black Hill (also known an 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 climbs through the shade of a eucalyptus forest, an oak woodland and Monterey pine groves. From the rocky summit are panoramic views of Morro Bay and the estuary, Estero Point, Cayucos, Chorro Valley, and the nearby morros of Cerro Cabrillo and Hollister Peak. The ocean views span from Montaña de Oro to San Simeon.
Day Hikes on the California Central Coast

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Day Hikes on the California Central Coast

by Robert Stone (Day Hike Books)

Black Hill (also known an 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 climbs through the shade of a eucalyptus forest, an oak woodland and Monterey pine groves. From the rocky summit are panoramic views of Morro Bay and the estuary, Estero Point, Cayucos, Chorro Valley, and the nearby morros of Cerro Cabrillo and Hollister Peak. The ocean views span from Montaña de Oro to San Simeon.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: San Luis Obispo
Distance: 2.6
Elevation Gain: 540 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy to Moderate
Duration: 1.5 hours
Season: Year-round
Local Maps: U.S.G.S. Morro Bay South
Topo Map: Black Hill Morro Bay State Park Topographic Map
Guide Book: Day Hikes on the California Central Coast Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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