Pismo Dunes is a 2 mile out and back trail located near Oceano, CA and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and off road driving and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
off road driving
beautiful views! great for off roading. we found lots of sand dollars on the beach!
As far as hiking goes, there's not too much going on here. Most people come to park along the beachfront and sit out to enjoy the view (which means you have to continuously walk past parked cars looking out at you) or to buggy the dunes. If you park near Grover Beach, you can access a trail through the dunes heading south, but it's mostly used by horsebackers, so it tends to be littered with horse crap everywhere. The Guadalupe Dunes a little further south are much more interesting to explore on foot.