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Bob Jones City to the Sea Bike Trail

EASY 153 reviews

Bob Jones City to the Sea Bike Trail is a 4.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Avila Beach, California that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 4.9 miles Elevation Gain: 104 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

stroller friendly


nature trips

road biking

trail running


bird watching






19 days ago

Not a hike but it’s a nice easy walk to get to Avila Beach when you can’t find parking in town.

20 days ago

Nice trail for beginners like me, mainly flat. We did this around 9am on a Sunday. Lots of parking left and there is a restroom in the parking lot. Next restroom is at the beach. The trail took us to the beach where there are shops and restaurants. Even though it was flat, I was still sore the next day. Beginning of the trail and towards the end provided shade. On our way back, around 11: 30, the trail got busier and sunnier. Bring a hat. I definitely recommend this trail. Would do it again if I visit the area.

21 days ago

great trail on a sunny day! goes all the way to Avila and has a little market about halfway through.

21 days ago

Nice easy walk to Avila Beach. Saw lots of birds.

23 days ago

Great trail for all ages! Kept clean! Will come back! Lots of places for pictures.

1 month ago

Beautiful trail, pretty busy but worth it anyway! Any age and ability level can do it! We’ve bikes it also and it’s lovely!

road biking
2 months ago

trail running
4 months ago

It was a nice flat trail for a good 5 mile run. I’m not a huge fan of how busy it was but it was actually excellent practice for my dog. There’s a perfect amount of shade. Parking was pretty full by the time I got there at 11am on a Sunday.

trail running
5 months ago

Trail was clear, easygoing all the way to ocean

11 months ago

It’s a great trail for all ages. I had foot surgery in Jan and this was my first time completing the trail since (now aug). Shaded in the morning and afternoon. We try to shoot for 2 pm when the weather is nice in the summer. This trail is paved and will take you all the way to Avila Beach. It’s great for walking, biking, jogging, kids, dogs and adults.

trail running
Saturday, June 09, 2018

Nice, relatively flat paved trail. Lots of foot and bike traffic wasn’t a problem. Good size parking lot at trail head. Open sections without shade were warmer than expected.

Thursday, April 05, 2018

Easy trail. Lots of bikes on the path so be careful they don't always watch out for pedestrians. We loved the half way point there is a nice market if you get hungry. End of the road you get to Avila beach. Altogether round trip its about 10k. Very manageable and fun!

Friday, February 09, 2018

nice fairly level trail that is paved. it wonders from the ontario rd park and ride and is a round trip to Avila beach. there is a nice cafe along the way. the views are nice and there are signs that explain items of interest. about 5 plus miles. watch for bicycle riders saying on the left, they will be passing you.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Friday, January 26, 2018

a great trail for biking walking and with stroller. Mid point of out and back is Avila Beach with nice shops and eateries. Custom House patio is good for lunch or dinner.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

great place to walk your dogs

Friday, January 19, 2018

Love this place. Perfect for biking

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Great nature path

road biking
Monday, December 25, 2017

Great bike and walk trail

road biking
Friday, November 24, 2017

very easy bike trail perfect for young kids. there is evidently a farm to eat at the eat end of trail but was closed for the season.

road biking
Monday, November 20, 2017

Wish it were longer!

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Always love this path for walking and biking.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Nice, mellow bike path.

Thursday, October 05, 2017

It's 6.2 miles round-trip between Avila Beach port and the trail head near the KOA campground. Much nicer if you bike than walk, I'm sure. Not much shade. Pass through a lot of golf course... Can't see the creek except for bits and pieces.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Very nice path - runners, bikers and family groups all enjoy the weather and beautiful creek side pathway.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Great walk with your dogs during cool weather. Make sure you stop at the Woodstone Market Place for lunch!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

My wife and I strolled along this trail / path. It was beautiful, tranquil and everyone we encountered was pleasant.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Great Trail! so much to look at!

Friday, June 09, 2017

You see people all day, so it's safe in regards of needing help when needed. The road is not loose sand so that's good. it's very easy just a little lengthy for older people, but totally doable.

Thursday, June 01, 2017

This is a very beautiful trail. Easy, and great if you have kids or a stroller. It's nicely shaded, beautiful scenery and an estuary along the way. It's paved the entire way and you end up in Avila Beach. If you have kids along with you there's a cool little playground in Avila. There's also a little playground along the way, on the path, that has swings and a slide. Can get congested, mostly with bikers. And some of the bikers are not very nice! and don't know how to share the road i.e. As in going way too fast. There's a great little restaurant along the way that has good food and a nice patio to sit on. I walk this trail a couple of times a week and it's 6 miles round-trip.

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