Pismo Dunes

EASY 5 reviews

Pismo Dunes is a 2.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Oceano, California that features beautiful wild flowers 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
2.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
36 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

off road driving

trail running

walking

beach

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
13 days ago

Hard to get to and most of the area is restricted access

off road driving
Monday, May 02, 2016

beautiful views! great for off roading. we found lots of sand dollars on the beach!

off road driving
Monday, November 16, 2015

hiking
Saturday, April 12, 2014

As far as hiking goes, there's not too much going on here. Most people come to park along the beachfront and sit out to enjoy the view (which means you have to continuously walk past parked cars looking out at you) or to buggy the dunes. If you park near Grover Beach, you can access a trail through the dunes heading south, but it's mostly used by horsebackers, so it tends to be littered with horse crap everywhere. The Guadalupe Dunes a little further south are much more interesting to explore on foot.

Sunday, May 27, 2012