Black Hill Trail

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Black Hill Trail is a 2.5 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 is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
659 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

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). The hike to the top travels through Fleming's Forest--a hillside of Monterey Pine trees that were planted by John Fleming (a former park superintendent). It is rumored that Black Hill received its name due to the tar seep on the north side of the hill. This scenic and enjoyable hike is relatively easy and can be done in just a couple of hours.

2 days ago

great hike great view I love this hike

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8 days ago

The views on this trail is spectacular just took my breath away!!!

9 days ago

Drive up the hill past the golf course and do the last little bit of the trail at dusk and sunset. Amazing views of the bay and sunset.

10 days ago

hiking
14 days ago

Great views, well maintained trail. Good for a quick and mellow hike, takes about an hour and half starting from the exercise trail.

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2 months ago

Nice hike with some absolutely stunning views of Morro Bay at the top

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2 months ago

Really nice hike with a few steep areas. Beautiful view from the top of the hill. I recommend repellent or covering up because there were definitely areas where mosquitoes were trying to make me their meal. Oh & be careful with the poison oak that grows along the trail.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice easy little hike. Exercise stations on the first part. Good views of the estuary and the sand spit. My 7 ½ year old daughter loved it. It's easy to get mixed up at the trail junctions on the way back. Looks and feels much different. Enjoy!