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Best trails in Avila Beach

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Looking for a great trail near Avila Beach, California? AllTrails has 7 great hiking trails, trail running 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 4 moderate trails in Avila Beach ranging from 1.5 to 4 miles and from 6 to 731 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 (7)
#1 - Sycamore Crest Trail
Avila Beach, California
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Length: 1.5 mi • Est. 56 m
Sycamore Crest Trail is a 1.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Avila Beach, California that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity oShow more
#2 - Johnson Ranch Loop Trail
Johnson Ranch Open Space
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Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 1 h 34 m
Johnson Ranch Loop Trail is a 3.2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Avila Beach, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of acShow more
#3 - Bob Jones City to the Sea Bike Trail
Avila Beach, California
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Length: 4.9 mi • Est. 2 h 3 m
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 aShow more
#4 - Ontario Ridge Trail via Sycamore Springs
Avila Beach, California
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Length: 4 mi • Est. 2 h 31 m
Ontario Ridge Trail via Sycamore Springs is a 4 mile out and back trail located near Avila Beach, California that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, walShow more
#5 - Pirates Cove via Cave Landing Road
Avila Beach, California
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Length: 0.5 mi • Est. 15 m
Pirates Cove via Cave Landing Road is a 0.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Avila Beach, California that features a cave and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarilShow more
#6 - Bob Jones Trail from Avila Beach to Avila Valley Barn
Avila Beach, California
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Length: 5.7 mi • Est. 2 h 23 m
Bob Jones Trail from Avila Beach to Avila Valley Barn is a 5.7 mile out and back trail located near Avila Beach, California and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity optiShow more
#7 - 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