Chumash Trail Crespi Trail Hutash Trail Loop Morro Bay State Park San Luis Obispo hike California Turri Road
While it is one of the more inland hikes in Morro Bay State Park, the loop formed by connecting Chumash Trail, Crespi Trail, and Hutash Trail delivers ample coastal views as it leads to a lovely grove of coast live oaks. This lollipop loop covers 2.9 miles with 420 feet of elevation change. Hutash Trail can be trimmed from the circuit to lower the round trip distance to 2.55 miles and... Read more.
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Tagged with · California State Parks · Free Trails · Morro Bay · Morro Bay State Park · Ocean Views
Distance: 2.9 miles · Elevation change: 420 feet
By: Published: Last updated: January 11, 2018
Black Hill Trail Morro Bay State Park San Luis Obispo hike California Morros Nine Sisters Black Mountain
Of all the Morros in San Luis Obispo County, Black Hill is the easiest to summit (even easier than Islay Hill. This 661-foot volcanic peak in Morro Bay State Park can be reached by hiking 0.6 miles round trip up a dirt single track with 190 feet of elevation gain and views over the city of Morro Bay. For those looking for more, there are longer hikes to the summit starting farther down Black... Read more.
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Distance: 0.6 miles · Elevation change: 190 feet
By: Published: Last updated: April 14, 2017
Morro Strand Trail Morro Strand State Beach Morro Rock Cloisters Park Cloisters Wetlands San Luis Obispo Morro Bay California beach hike stroll walk sand lagoon central coast
Morro Rock is an iconic landmark on California's Central Coast. Located north of San Luis Obispo, the 578-foot tall mass of volcanic rock rises above of the Pacific Ocean, separating the inviting sands of Morro Strand State Beach from the blue waters of Morro Bay Harbor. Starting from a protected coastal wetland along Highway One in Morro Bay, this easy beach hike crosses sand dunes into... Read more.
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Distance: 3.5 miles · Elevation change: 25 feet
By: Published: Last updated: January 16, 2018
Morro Dunes Ecological Reserve Bayview Loop Trail Los Osos Hike San Luis Obispo Montana de Oro California
The community of Los Osos on the San Luis Obispo County coast is buffered on the south side by an ecological reserve. A 2.6-mile hike through Morro Dunes Ecological Reserve (also called Bayview Ecological Reserve) ascends 800 feet, briefly entering Montaña de Oro State Park at the trail's highest point. The loop travels over ancient sand dunes that became grown over by grasses and brush. ... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: May 11, 2017
El Moro Elfin Forest Natural Preserve hike boardwalk overlooking Morro Bay Estuary Los Osos Elfin Forest
Elfin Forest Natural Preserve (also know as Los Osos Elfin Forest and El Moro Elfin Forest Natural Area) lies between the communities of Morro Bay and Los Osos on the coast of San Luis Obispo County. A mile of boardwalk circles the 90-acre preserve, providing opportunities to gaze across Morro Bay and admire nearby peaks in Morro Bay State Park. There is a thin 80 feet of elevation gain... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: May 20, 2017
Cerro Alto Campground Los Padres National Forest San Luis Obispo Morro Bay camping camp
Ah, what could be finer than a night beneath the pines and oaks at a cozy campground in Los Padres National Forest? A peaceful camping experience awaits at Cerro Alto Campground, located just off Route 41 between Morro Bay and Atascadero in San Luis Obispo County. The year-round campground has 22 sites spread out along a mile-long road in an oak-shaded canyon below Cerro Alto. Sites at... Read more.
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Cerro Cabrillo Peak Morro Bay State Park San Luis Obispo California Nine Sister hike trail Tiki Rock
Nine principle volcanic plugs are spread between the central coast cities of Morro Bay and San Luis Obispo. The 911-foot Cerro Cabrillo (or Cabrillo Peak) is the third of the Nine Sisters from the west after Morro Rock and Black Hill. The summit of Cerro Cabrillo is the highest point in Morro Bay State Park, offering panoramic oceanfront views.  The unmaintained trail to the summit passes... Read more.
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Tagged with · California State Parks · Free Trails · Morro Bay · Morro Bay State Park · Morros · Ocean Views · Off Trail · Summits
Distance: 2.5 miles · Elevation change: 900 feet
By: Published: Last updated: June 7, 2017
Turtle Rock Chorro Trail Morro Bay State Park San Luis Obispo hike California Morro Estuary Los Osos
If you are looking for an easy 45-minute hike to the top of a pimple of a hill between two of San Luis Obispo's Nine Sisters, take Chorro Trail to Turtle Rock in Morro Bay State Park. This 2.1-mile round trip hike begins with views of the estuary feeding Morro Bay and ends atop a small rise between Black Hill and Cerro Cabrillo. There is only 200 feet of elevation gain along the way, making... Read more.
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Distance: 2.1 miles · Elevation change: 200 feet
By: Published: Last updated: May 20, 2017
Portola Point Trail Morro Bay State Park San Luis Obispo hike California Portola Hill Morro Estuary view
It can feel like stealing when you snag great views from an easy hike. This is the situation on the 2-mile loop to Portola Point in Morro Bay State Park, which ascends 315 feet to panoramic views over Morro Bay. The view-to-effort ratio on this hike is quite favorable, almost criminal. Portola Hill is a dome-shaped volcanic rise on the eastern edge of Morro Estuary. The 329-foot hill is... Read more.
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Distance: 2 miles · Elevation change: 315 feet
By: Published: Last updated: May 20, 2017

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