Black Hill Trail

Morro Bay State Park, California

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Black Hill Trail is a hiking trail in Morro Bay, California. It is within Morro Bay State Park. It is 0.9 miles long and begins at 129 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 671 feet. Along the trail there are a sand and grass. The trail ends near Black Hill (elevation 597 feet). There is also a scrub near the end of the trail.
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Black Hill Trail is a hiking trail in Morro Bay, California. It is within Morro Bay State Park. It is 0.9 miles long and begins at 129 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 671 feet. Along the trail there are a sand and grass. The trail ends near Black Hill (elevation 597 feet). There is also a scrub near the end of the trail. This trail connects with the following: Grove Trail and Pipeline Trail.
Activity Type: Hiking, Trail Running, Walking
Nearby City: Morro Bay State Park
Distance: 0.9
Elevation Gain: 671 feet
Trailhead Elevation: 129 feet
Top Elevation: 650 feet
Driving Directions: Directions to Black Hill Trail
Parks: Morro Bay State Park
Elevation Min/Max: 129/650 ft
Elevation Start/End: 129/129 ft
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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 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 Montana de Oro to San Simeon.

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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 trail. The path wanders and climbs gently for the first half-mile, gaining steepness as it nears the apex. Views open up of the beautiful estuary and the sandspit behind you. As the trail climbs around the hill, there are remnants of old structures and a water containment tower.

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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 MontaƱa de Oro to San Simeon.

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Recent Trail Reviews

5/19/2007
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Nice little hike we did with our 22 month old in backpack. You DO drive across the golf course, we missed the turn the first time around.


3/27/2003
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This trail is right by my house.It is an easy family hike to the top. Maybe a ten minute climb. Beautiful views of Morro Bay and Morro Rock, with 360 degree views once on top. This makes a great place to take in a sunset while visiting Morro Bay.



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