Turtle Rock Trail [PRIVATE PROPERTY]

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Morro Bay State Park

Turtle Rock Trail [PRIVATE PROPERTY] is a 3.8 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, running, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 3.8 miles Elevation Gain: 442 feet Route Type: Out & Back

kid friendly


nature trips

bird watching



wild flowers


private property

no dogs

Sun Jul 29 2018

Walked about 1/4 mile and came to a gate with a “No Trespassing” sign on it. Either this is an old trail and someone has bought the property, or I missed something. As an added bonus we were covered in ticks for or minimal time on the trail. I would not recommend wasting your time.

Sun May 20 2018

It’s a great walk if coming from Carillo but the No Tresspassing gate makes one go left on a trail that is a boulder scramble. Is the gate valid? It’s closed but not locked.

Thu Nov 17 2016

Great challenge in little time due to steep trails. Spectacular vitof the bird estuary and bay.

Mon Jul 09 2012

Not as easy as described. The majority if the trail is getting to the hill, along the base if Cerro Cabrillo and along an old packed service road. The climb up the actual hill is a scramble, there is erosion and wear on the trail. Not great views at the top. If you want to practice getting through boulder scramble without trying it at the top of a mountain, this is good

Sun Jul 12 2015