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trail locations for Pismo Beach, California

Its not open yet, but my friend and I hiked it well before is started construction of the trails

A great hike especially for beginners, nice views until you get to the cave (garbage and graffiti) but there's plenty of other areas to explore.

2 months ago

One of my most favorite places to scramble around as a kid...

Good place to walk small dogs

its a nice walk on a beautiful day.

Nice little walk with the boyfriend and dog. Enjoyed seeing butterflies.

This was a wonderful day walk. The ranger was kind and helpful and the beach was amazing!

4 months ago

Looks like the trail is closed. No trespassing signs everywhere.

Beautiful beach. Cave had quite a lot of litter but hike was very pleasant.

We added this trail to another one that starts from Avila Springs hotel (parked there), then came back by Bluff Trail. with all its nice villas. We also descended the hill to Pirates Cove and that was the worst part, stones rollings everywhere I thought I was going to strain an ankle! Very nice views from the crest!

Nice vistas of the ocean and the pier. Eroding in some sections and a steep decent down to Pirates Cove

A family favorite. We love walking the boardwalk to and from Pismo.