Explore the most popular trails near Morro Bay with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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bugs
3 days ago

Nice dog friendly trail, except for those who leave poop bags along trail for someone else like us to pick up and carry out for them. Steep in places. Beautiful views.

Beautiful and well maintained trail.

hiking
8 days ago

Nice trail with great views throughout. Starts pretty sandy and gets more packed as you go up. Not many bugs or animals. Mostly shaded

We thought we were going to do the Cerro Carrillo trail but instead turned left right in the beginning (because there is a trail sign pointing left). We still had an enjoyable hike up to the Turtle Ridge trail. Great view at the top.

Lovely trail. Mostly uphill in way in and downhill on the way out. Great views toward the west and east.creek and lots of shade. Manzanita is is bloom.

hiking
15 days ago

This is a lovely hike with a nice steady incline but nothing too crazy. Beautiful view at the top. Trail is well maintained and parking is free. Sunday morning in February and I only saw a half dozen people!

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fee
23 days ago

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24 days ago

great hike with amazing views. well worth it but check yourself and pups for ticks!

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bugs
no shade
off trail
over grown
rocky
scramble
washed out
29 days ago

Overcast but there is no shade here. Plenty of ticks in the brush. The trail has been poorly maintained near the top. The main track is heavily washed out with a deep rut down the middle. Very rocky near the top and hard to keep the main trail. We needed to clamber over boulders to get to the summit. It’s a lot more technical due to the poor conditions.

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bugs
1 month ago

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fee
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Absolutely beautiful. The trail was well maintained, and full of wonderful views and a variety of plants/trees. The trail to the summit is all uphill, but the grade isn't too ridiculous, and I would recommend this hike to anyone. Be sure to bring the exact cash for the parking fee, as there is no ability to get change.

hiking
1 month ago

Good hike a long the wooden board walk lots of water fowl to see

hiking
1 month ago

Nice walk along the shore of the bay lots of birds to see

hiking
1 month ago

This is a lovely trail, mid week close to sunset in January there were very few people. This trail offers a beautiful view of Morro Bay and actually is quite easy.

it's a must hike to be able to check off one of the five sister peaks you can go up but it is by far the most difficult in terms of accessibility. Where the trail breaks off to begin climbing to the top of the peak is pretty much straight up, lots of loose sand and rock make for a challenging trip down (we slid on our butts in multiple sections) the view is amazing of course once you get there. Glad to say I've done it but won't be back anytime soon! lol

it's a must hike to be able to check off one of the five sister peaks you can go up but it is by far the most difficult in terms of accessibility. Where the trail breaks off to begin climbing to the top of the peak is pretty much straight up, lots of loose sand and rock make for a challenging trip down (we slid on our butts in multiple sections) the view is amazing of course once you get there. Glad to say I've done it but won't be back anytime soon! lol

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bugs
1 month ago

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rocky
1 month ago

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fee
1 month ago

Nice trail with great views on Morro Bay . Lots of wildlife and people also.

hiking
1 month ago

Pleasant afternoon hike. Lots of other people on the trail. I might have liked this more if I went earlier in the morning with less people. If you just want the view, go to the upper parking lot and walk the last 25 yards of the trail.

hiking
1 month ago

Good hike. We started down near marina and took exercise trail until it met up with main trail. Starts going up a lot, but not awful. Great views!

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rocky
scramble
1 month ago

Gradually increasing steepness. The trial ends near the summit, where it is rock hopping from there to the top. Great view.

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