Hours: sunrise to sunset

Nice easy trail with good views of the back bay. Lots of birds to see. Trail is well maintained, but mostly loose dirt. Definitely wear close-toed shoes.

Lovely wildlife of various types, easy access with benches throughout and we saw egrets with their babies feeding! Absolutely charming

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Sweet Springs Nature Preserve is a small, 24-acre nature preserve managed by the Morro Coast Audubon Society. The semi-loop trail through the Preserve is only about 0.6 miles, but packs in a lovely eucalyptus grove, stands of Monterey cypress, and sublime views out over the Morro Bay Estuary. Wooden bridges take you over Sweet Springs Creek, a small freshwater stream that empties into the estuary. It's a great place for birding, and you're likely to see snowy egrets, great blue herons, and other shorebirds. You can also see western pond turtles in Sweet Springs Creek. The trail is very short and there are no developed facilities here, but it's a nice place for a short walk and is suitable for hiking year-round.

Friday, September 16, 2016

This is a short trail, but scenic. You are surrounded by eucalyptus trees. There is a nice bridge, spots to sit and enjoy the view overlooking Morro Bay, and birds in the background. It is a peaceful and refreshing stroll after a long day or week.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Trail is a strong word for Sweet Springs. It is, however, a great place for a short leisurely stroll and enjoy some of the beautiful scenery Los Osos has to offer.

Saturday, July 07, 2012

Well laid out community nature trail. Lots of nature combined in a small space, water, views, woodlands, bird watching. The trail leads out to a pier with seats so you can watch the birds in the estuary.

Sunday, July 16, 2017