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Best Trails near Morro Bay, California

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on Black Hill Trail
6 days ago

This was our first hike and was the perfect start to what we hope to be a lifelong love. The hike was beautiful and was appropriately labeled as easy. Some parts were very steep, but overall it was not too difficult. Bring in a shady, humid area, it did have quite a few mosquitos so bring your repels t.

on Black Hill Trail
9 days ago

hiking

SWARMED BY MOSQUITOES!!! We hiked from the upper trailhead, so we were only on the trail for about 20 minutes, and I got at least a dozen bites. My friend was wearing DEET bug spray and she still got bit. The view at the top of the hill was spectacular, but we didn't linger, we rushed back down the hill and drove to a drug store to buy anti-itch cream. I would recommend this hike because the view of Morro Rock, the bay, and the estuary are amazing, but don't go mid-afternoon in August unless you love mosquitoes.

on Black Hill Trail
20 days ago

Great day hike, awesome views

on Black Hill Trail
1 month ago

hiking

This was an awesome trail. I took my three girls with me 5,3,and almost 2. They did great for their ages... There are some pretty steep parts that were a little interesting getting them up and down but we had a great time, took us about 2.5 hours round trip. I'm sure if you do this with older kids or just adults it would probably cut that time significantly. We had a great time :)

on Quarry & Park Ridge Loop ...
1 month ago

hiking

I ended up taking my 2 year old son with me on this hike, so I was limited on where I could go, but still made it to the Quarry. The inclines aren't too terribly difficult, so long as you aren't trying to climb the nearby mountainside. The views of the Estuary were pretty and the fog ended up creeping when I made my way back. Definitely going solo next time and bringing my downhill mountain bike.

on Black Hill Trail
1 month ago

on Black Hill Trail
1 month ago

hiking

Really nice. Pretty. Only a couple steep spots but nothing my grandmother couldn't do. Make it to the top it's worth it

on Cerro Cabrillo/Cabrillo P...
2 months ago

hiking

Not a bad hike. Being an avid Az hiker, this hike took me out of my element a bit, but back to my east coast roots as well. Been used to dirt and cactus, and this hike had more green plants. I wish I would've seen some mention of the possibility of Mountain Lions on this hike, on this site, as I may not have done the hike alone. Luckily there is information about them at the trailhead. I was paying more attention to snakes, but I don't feel like there's a high chance of coming across them on this hike. Enjoy the hike, just be safe while doing so.

on Black Hill Trail
3 months ago

camping

We are camping in the State Park for 5 days, this was a great hike right out of our front door. Took our dog and 9 year old, it is a great hike through the trees and up to an amazing view.

on Cerro Cabrillo/Cabrillo P...
3 months ago

Wanted to hike this today with my dog, but all of the signs clearly say No Dogs.

on Cerro Cabrillo/Cabrillo P...
4 months ago

hiking

First time hiking this trail- I totally forgot t record it in this app but I did capture the hike on map my run app- oh well next time. I am new to hiking- but not to exercise. My husband and I did the trail and looped around and found ourselves coming out on the west end of the trail then had to take the highway for a short distance back to our car. This made our total hike just under 3 miles. I wouldn't call this an easy trail- but it was on the easy side of moderate in my opinion. The day was beautiful and there were only a couple of people on the trail- probably because we did the hike on a Tuesday in April :)
I would recommend this trail- the plants and the vistas made it totally worth it!! We even spotted a bird I've never seen before :))

on Cloisters Wetland to Morr...
5 months ago

my girl friend and I like to ride our bikes on this paved trail through the marsh/homes to The Rock.

on Cerro Cabrillo/Cabrillo P...
5 months ago

Very good trail, although poison oak is starting to take over at the very top of the mountain. Might need to hike up with roundup one of these days

on Cerro Cabrillo/Cabrillo P...
5 months ago

hiking

Had an awesome hike here. Well marked trails, check the map at trailhead or use the live map on all trails to confirm when you get to the splits. You won't get lost but just a matter of miles and comparison to posted hike. Extremely beautiful bring your phone or camera, it is much much better than it looks from the street or parking lot.

on Cloisters Wetland to Morro Rock
6 months ago

Nice relaxing walk thru estuary, sand dunes, and along the beach to Morro Rock. Huge surf crashing over the breakwater into Morro Bay. One of the nicest beaches in the area for fine sand and loads of shorebirds.

on Cerro Cabrillo/Cabrillo P...
6 months ago

You can't bring dogs, this info is totally wrong.

on Black Hill Trail
6 months ago

hiking

on Black Hill Trail
7 months ago

cross country skiing

Really breathtaking view. Went with five kids, aged 2-10. Very easy hike.

on Black Hill Trail
9 months ago

Quick easy hike from the parking lot. Great views. Nice climb for kids but I saw a lady with a stroller, even though it was on off road type I was not easy.

on Cerro Cabrillo/Cabrillo P...
9 months ago

love this hike!