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Best trails in Pismo Beach

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Looking for a great trail near Pismo Beach, California? AllTrails has 13 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views 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 Morro Bay 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. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 9 easy trails in Pismo Beach ranging from 0.9 to 5.5 miles and from 26 to 744 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 Pismo Beach
Top trails (13)
#1 - Ontario Ridge to Shell Beach Bluff Trail Loop
Pismo Beach, California
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 38 m
Ontario Ridge to Shell Beach Bluff Trail Loop is a 2.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Pismo Beach, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The traShow more
#2 - Cave Landing and Pirate's Cove from Shell Beach
Pismo Beach, California
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(162)
Length: 2 mi • Est. 59 m
Cave Landing and Pirate's Cove from Shell Beach is a 2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Pismo Beach, California that features a cave and is rated as moderate. The trail is prShow more
#3 - Shell Beach Bluff Trail
Pismo Beach, California
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(162)
Length: 0.9 mi • Est. 24 m
Shell Beach Bluff Trail is a 0.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Pismo Beach, California that offers scenic views. The trail is good for all skill levels and is primarily used Show more
#4 - Monarch Butterfly Grove and Meadow Creek Trail
Pismo State Beach
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(124)
Length: 1.5 mi • Est. 36 m
As of July 2020 due to COVID-19, this trail is experiencing full or partial closure and will not allow vehicular access or gatherings and picnics on the beach. Please read the detailed safety measuresShow more
#5 - Ontario Ridge Trail via Shell Beach Road
Pismo Beach, California
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(64)
Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 1 h 22 m
Ontario Ridge Trail via Shell Beach Road is a 2.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Pismo Beach, California that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail offersShow more
#6 - Pismo Discovery Trail
Pismo Preserve
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Length: 5.4 mi • Est. 2 h 37 m
All trails are ONE-WAY. Please visit the park site for maps and more information. https://lcslo.org/pismopreserve/Show more
#7 - Chumash Trail
Chumash Park
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Length: 1.3 mi • Est. 35 m
Chumash Trail is a 1.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Pismo Beach, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a numbShow more
#8 - Price Historical Park to Pismo Pier
Price Historical Park
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray Star(6)
Length: 2.7 mi • Est. 1 h 11 m
Price Historical Park to Pismo Pier is a 2.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Pismo Beach, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. TShow more
#9 - Lone Oak and Peekaboo Loop Trail [CLOSED]
Pismo Preserve
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(58)
Length: 5.5 mi • Est. 2 h 52 m
COVID 19 UPDATE: CURRENTLY CLOSED. Trail will REOPEN on July 6 from 8am to dusk. All trails are ONE-WAY. Please visit the park site for maps and more information. https://lcslo.org/pismopreserve/Show more
#10 - Price Historical Park via Juan Batista de Anza Trail
Price Historical Park
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray Star(3)
Length: 1.4 mi • Est. 35 m
A peaceful little hike that first crosses the historic bridge, built in 1912, which was the old highway 1 in the 1930s. For more information: http://www.pricepark.org/Show more
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