Monarch Butterfly Grove and Meadow Creek Trail

EASY 28 reviews

Monarch Butterfly Grove and Meadow Creek Trail is a 1.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Pismo Beach, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
9 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

walking

beach

wild flowers

wildlife

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hiking
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walking
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walking
8 months ago

its a nice walk on a beautiful day.

8 months ago

Nice little walk with the boyfriend and dog. Enjoyed seeing butterflies.

walking
8 months ago

This was a wonderful day walk. The ranger was kind and helpful and the beach was amazing!

walking
11 months ago

walking
11 months ago

A family favorite. We love walking the boardwalk to and from Pismo.

walking
Monday, May 02, 2016

its a beautiful trail to walk...didnt see a single butterfly though :( however we did see a couple hummingbirds. very peaceful and relaxing little walk.

hiking
Monday, April 20, 2015

hiking
Monday, July 28, 2014

nature trips
Saturday, April 12, 2014

This is the perfect time of year for this trail and the butterflies are here, so go if you can! The staff is generally very friendly and helpful. Me and a couple of friends were just staring up at the butterfly hives when the lead docent came over donned in a huge hat and a butterfly-imprinted ascot and just started talking about butterfly behavior. And how sometimes the male butterflies drag female butterflies down to the ground and have sex with them in a way that can only be described as rape. Well, uh, yeah.... Anyways, the butterfly grove is best viewed during the day, but walking out to the beach is best during sunset, the trees along the beachfront look really cool in sunset silhouette.

Friday, February 07, 2014

Great running trail. Flat, peaceful, other runners.

hiking
Saturday, November 30, 2013

Nice spot for dogs and butterfly viewing. Go when it's sunny because that's when the monarchs are more active. Between the grove and the beach is a state run campground with flush toilets. Dogs can enjoy the beach on leash and there is plenty of bird watching for both species.