Bob Jones Bike Trail

San Luis Obispo County, California

Elevation Gain56ft
Trailhead Elevation29ft
Elevation Min/Max19/35ft
Elevation Start/End29/29ft

Bob Jones Bike Trail

Bob Jones Bike Trail is a hiking and biking trail in San Luis Obispo County, California. It is 1.8 miles long and begins at 29 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 56 feet. The Central Coast Aquarium is near the trailhead. There are also restrooms, scrubs, and woods. San Luis Obispo Buddhist Temple (elevation 52 feet), San Luis Obispo Buddhist Temple, and another place of worship and the Avila Village Inn hotel can be seen along the trail. There are also vineyards and sands along the trail.

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"This easy, level hike begins in a convenient Park and Ride lot just off CA 1 and ends at charming Avila Beach Community Park. Most of the trail in the Avila Valley traces the San Luis Obispo Creek, lined with eucalyptus trees, oaks, and willows. This is a paved multi- use path along an old Pacific Coast Railroad right- of- way with a dirt shoulder that treats dogs to a banquet of natural smells. This trail is named in honor of Bob Jones, considered an environmental pioneer who was committed to protecting natural habitats. Bob Jones was president of the Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County from 1987 to 1989. The trail is a result of his vision and dedication to restoring and protecting the San Luis Obispo Creek. Bob Jones died in 1994 and the trail opened in 1998. Plans are to eventually extend the trail by an additional 4.4 miles to San Luis Obispo."

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For our purposes this trail was terrific. My 8-year-old grandson and I took our bikes from Ontario Road to Avila, played in the sand, had lunch, then biked back. The path is level enough that it is easy for all ability levels and the portions that are on roads are not used often by cars. It's a beautiful ride and it was fun to ride over the bridge and look at the water birds. I am looking forward to future expansions of the trail.
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Nice trail, but you don’t want to ride fast on this one. There are lots of families on the trail the closer you get to the beach. It is nice to get off the road as it is narrow and also busy on the weekends and holidays.

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Trail Information

San Luis Obispo County
Nearby City
San Luis Obispo County Parks, 1087 Santa Rosa St., San Luis Obispo 93408; (805) 781-5930;
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