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Best trails in Avila Beach

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Looking for a great trail near Avila Beach, California? AllTrails has 8 great trail running trails, hiking trails, walking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Montana De Oro State Park or Hearst San Simeon State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Bishop Peak Natural Area or Reservoir Canyon Natural Reserve. Ready for some activity? There are 5 moderate trails in Avila Beach ranging from 1.5 to 4 miles and from 6 to 734 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Avila Beach
Top trails (8)
#1 - Bob Jones City to the Sea Bike Trail
Avila Beach, California
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Length: 5.2 mi • Est. 2 h 4 m
This is a great little paved, shady trail for walking or biking along San Luis Obispo Creek to Avila Beach that the whole family will enjoy. Accessibility: The trail surface is smoothly paved and it is typically at least six feet wide. It is mostly gentle with an estimated average grade of 1% and a max grade of 4%. Most wheelchair/mobility equipment or stroller users will find this trail navigable.Show more
#2 - Sycamore Crest Trail
Avila Beach, California
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Length: 1.5 mi • Est. 56 m
#3 - Johnson Ranch Loop Trail
Johnson Ranch Open Space
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Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 1 h 34 m
#4 - Ontario Ridge to Shell Beach Bluff Trail Loop
Avila Beach, California
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 38 m
Note: As of October 2020 users have reported that the alternative parking lot is closed to parking. Best views around. You get ocean, vineyard, and hill views! It's a hard climb to begin and then it can be rocky, especially on the climb down, requiring a lot of attention of your feet. But the views are worth it! Show more
#5 - Ontario Ridge Trail via Sycamore Springs
Avila Beach, California
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Length: 4 mi • Est. 2 h 31 m
#6 - Bob Jones Trail - Avila Beach to Avila Valley Barn
Avila Beach, California
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Length: 5.7 mi • Est. 2 h 23 m
A pleasant, family-friendly trail starting at the beach with lots of shady trees. Accessibility: The trail surface is paved asphalt and typically at least six feet wide. The grade is mostly gentle (all estimated under 5%) so most wheelchair and stroller users will likely be able to traverse the trail.Show more
#7 - Pirates Cove via Cave Landing Road
Avila Beach, California
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Length: 0.5 mi • Est. 15 m
#8 - Pecho Coast Trail [PRIVATE PROPERTY]
Palisades Park
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 1 h 13 m
PLEASE NOTE: Access is by PG&E docent led hikes only. You must reserve through PG&E as it's on PG&E property (Diablo Canyon). Show more