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#38 of 90 state parks in California

Best trails in Morro Bay State Park

809 Reviews
Looking for a great trail in Morro Bay State Park, California? AllTrails has 13 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 9 easy trails in Morro Bay State Park ranging from 0.7 to 3.8 miles and from 16 to 656 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

Morro Bay State Park has beautiful views of Morro Rock and the bay. Enjoy the beaches and camping which is available for a fee. There is also a 18 hole golf course. Surfers, hikers, swimmers, and birdwatchers will enjoy the marsh and beach terrain of this park.

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Map of trails in Morro Bay State Park
Park information
Acreage:
2700 acres
Park hours
Monday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sunday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Contact
805-772-6101
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Top trails (13)
#1 - Black Hill Trail
Morro Bay State Park
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 23 m
Climb up to Black Hill with great views from the summit. Black Hill is the second to last of nine volcanic plugs that lie between San Luis Obispo and Morro Bay (the last being Morro Rock itself). TheShow more
#2 - Cerro Cabrillo/Cabrillo Peak
Morro Bay State Park
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Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 1 h 28 m
Cerro Cabrillo/Cabrillo Peak is a 2.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Morro Bay, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primaShow more
#3 - Morro Bay Harbor and Estuary
Morro Bay State Park
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 4 m
Morro Bay Harbor and Estuary is a 2.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Morro Bay, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is priShow more
#4 - Elfin Forest Natural Area Trail
Morro Bay State Park
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Length: 1 mi • Est. 27 m
Elfin Forest Natural Area Trail is a 1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near San Luis Obispo, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail iShow more
#5 - Crespi Trail
Morro Bay State Park
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 30 m
Crespi Trail is a 2.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near San Luis Obispo, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number ofShow more
#6 - Marina Point
Morro Bay State Park
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Length: 0.5 mi • Est. 12 m
A short, easy trail from the marina in Morro Bay. This trail follows the edge of the peninsula at Marina Point, briefly goes into the estuary and ends up back at the Marina. Currently a trail of vaShow more
#7 - Black Hill Loop
Morro Bay State Park
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Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 1 h 21 m
Beautiful views of Morro Bay from Summit.Show more
#8 - Quarry & Park Ridge Loop Trail
Morro Bay State Park
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Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 57 m
Quarry & Park Ridge Loop Trail is a 1.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Morro Bay, California and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, horses, and Show more
#9 - Cerro Cabrillo Park Ridge Trail
Morro Bay State Park
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Length: 2.7 mi • Est. 1 h 24 m
Cerro Cabrillo Park Ridge Trail is a 2.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near San Luis Obispo, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers Show more
#10 - Portola Point Trail
Morro Bay State Park
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Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 1 h 4 m
Portola Point Trail is a 1.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Morro Bay, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a Show more
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