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Morro Bay State Park looks out over the bay to wind-sculpted sand dunes. Guarding the harbor entrance of the central coast’s Morro Bay, Morro Rock has been a landmark for mariners over the centuries. The park features lagoon and natural bay habitat. The bay's most prominent landmark is Morro Rock. The park has opportunities for sailing, fishing, hiking, and bird watching. The park museum has exhibits that cover natural features and cultural history, Native American life, geology, and oceanography. The park also has a colorful marina and an 18-hole public golf course. On the bay's northeast edge is a pristine saltwater marsh that supports a thriving bird population. Morro Bay has moderate weather. During summer days the area is 30 degrees cooler than inland areas. Dress in layers, especially at the ocean. As the water here is cooler than in Southern California, surfers generally wear wetsuits. Dogs are not permitted on trails or beaches.

Great until there was a mountain lion/cub sighting. Trail was pretty steep in areas; wish i wore hiking shoes to decrease sliding.

Great views and lots of trials to wander on

Nice easy walk. Get the guide for the flora and learn about the various trees. It is a special place if you stop to learn!

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23 days ago

quick, easy and the views are so amazing!! I strongly recommend this trail. you won't regret it.

I love this hike and the trail around it, hardly anyone out there this past saturday morning. Fantastic views of the estuary, the rock, the stacks, all up highway one and few of the Morros..Few wildflowers still out hiding..

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This trail is infested with mosquitos due to its proximity to standing water - takes all the fun out of it.

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I used to go down here when I lived in Los Osos. Easy trail that borders the estuary. Just watch out for Poison oak. Moderate traffic and is always cool.