The city of Cambria is located on Highway One at the north end of San Luis Obispo County, and has earned the nickname "Gateway to the Big Sur Coast." Like that stunning area to the north, Cambria has its own beautiful waterfront. Explore sandy beaches and rocky tide pools on a 2.85-mile round trip hike down Moonstone Beach Boardwalk, crossing a pristine beach that is... Read more.
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By: hikespeak Last updated: January 30, 2014
For a quick one-mile jaunt in Montaña de Oro State Park, hike down Dune Trail to Hazard Canyon Reef. At the bottom of this oceanfront ravine there is a rocky shoreline graced with engaging tide pools. Explore up or down the coast to extend your stay, or settle in for a picnic on the sandy beach. The postcard views of Morro Rock are a good reason to stick around.The... Read more.
By: hikespeak Last updated: September 13, 2013
If you have driven through Malibu on PCH, then you have seen Point Dume, a dome-shaped promontory jutting into the Pacific at the northwest end of Santa Monica Bay. The point is surrounded by picturesque white sand beaches and sparking blue water. The headland is protected by Point Dume Natural Preserve, a California State Park. A mile of trails on Point Dume's bluffs... Read more.
By: hikespeak Last updated: November 22, 2013
Located three miles north of Fort Bragg in Mendocino County, MacKerricher State Park is an excellent place to step out and enjoy the North Coast of California. At the center of the park is Lake Cleone, a small freshwater lake within crawling distance of the Pacific. In addition to the 1.3-mile trail around that lake (partially closed due to vandalism as of September... Read more.
By: hikespeak Last updated: September 3, 2013
Looking for an easy family-friendly trail on the Palos Verdes Peninsula that also has great views? Seascape Trail is for you - crossing scenic coastal bluffs north of Point Vicente Lighthouse. The level trail is about 0.7 miles long with a meager 40 feet of elevation change. Starting from the Terrace Trail Access Point, this is a 1.5-mile hike with excellent ocean... Read more.
By: hikespeak Last updated: January 29, 2014
Montaña de Oro State Park preserves 8,000 acres along the picturesque coast of San Luis Obispo County. This slice of Big Sur is located between Avila Beach and Morro Bay, and is a popular destination for beach-goers, hikers, mountain bikers, and horseback riders. The dramatic shoreline and thousand-foot mountains provide a scenic setting for a host of great trails,... Read more.
By: hikespeak Last updated: December 16, 2013
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