Hiking near Pismo Beach, California

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Oso Flaco Lake - Oceano Dunes SVRA
Oso Flaco Lake - Oceano Dunes SVRA
Guadalupe, California, United States (8.0 miles away)
2.2 mile trail near Guadalupe, California

Oso Flaco Lake Trail is about 2.2 miles round-trip and is located near Guadalupe, California. The trail is great for hiking and normally takes about 1 hour. Oso Flaco Lake is part of the former Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Preserve, operated by The Nature Conservancy. The area has been transferred to California State Parks, and is now part of the Oceano...
Laguna Lake Trail - Laguna Lake Park and Open Space
Laguna Lake Trail - Laguna Lake Park and Open Space
San Luis Obispo, California, United States (8.8 miles away)
 
Easy: 1.8 miles, 1 hour or less
A 1.8 mile loop trail in San Luis Obispo, California

Laguna Lake Trail - Laguna Lake Park is about 1.8 miles long and located near San Luis Obispo, California. The trail is great for hiking and normally takes 1 hour or less. This loop hike lies within the Laguna Lake Open Space portion of Laguna Lake Park in the city of San Luis Obispo. The park also features developed facilities outside of the open...
Bishop Peak Trail
Bishop Peak Trail
San Luis Obispo, California, United States (11.5 miles away)
 
3.9 mile trail in San Luis Obispo, California

Bishop Peak, at 1559 feet, is the highest of the Nine Sisters (or Morros) in San Luis Obispo County.  The peak is the centerpiece of the Bishop Peak Nature Reserve, and can be accessed from trailheads on either Patricia Drive or Highland Drive. From the trailhead on Patricia Drive, the trail starts as a wide dirt path climbing west uphill to a fenced...
Rinconada Trail - Los Padres National Forest
Rinconada Trail - Los Padres National Forest
Pozo, California, United States (13.9 miles away)
 
A 4.8 mile semi-loop trail near Pozo, California

Rinconada Trail - Los Padres National Forest is about 4.7 miles long and located near Pippin Corner, California. The trail is great for hiking and normally takes 1-3 hours. The Rinconada Trail connects Pozo Road with the unpaved Hi Mountain Lookout Road in the Santa Lucia District of Los Padres National Forest.  The trailhead is located on the south...
Chumash Loop and Los Osos Creek Trails - Los Osos Oaks State Reserve
Chumash Loop and Los Osos Creek Trails - Los Osos Oaks State Reserve
Los Osos, California, United States (14.9 miles away)
 
Easy: 1.0 miles, 1 hour or less
0.9 mile trail near Los Osos, California

Chumash Loop and Los Osos Creek Trails - Los Osos Oaks State Reserve is about 0.9 miles long and located near Los Osos, California. The trail is great for hiking and normally takes 1 hour or less. Los Osos Oaks State Reserve is a 90-acre state park located on the east side of the town of Los Osos.  The park's only trailhead is located on the south...
Trout Creek Trail - Garcia Wilderness
Trout Creek Trail - Garcia Wilderness
Pozo, California, United States (16.1 miles away)
A 7.8 mile round-trip trail in the Los Padres National Forest and Garcia Wilderness

The Trout Creek Trail is 7.8 miles round trip and located near Pozo, California. The trail is great for hiking and normally takes about 4-5 hours. Total elevation gain is +1300'/-1300'. The route to Buckeye Camp in the Garcia Wilderness follows the Trout Creek and Buckeye Camps Trails, first paralleling Trout Creek and then following a climbing traverse...
Black Hill Trail - Morro Bay State Park
Black Hill Trail - Morro Bay State Park
Morro Bay State Park, California, United States (18.2 miles away)
 
Easy: 3.0 miles, 1-3 hours
Climb up to Black Hill with great views from the summit.

Black Hill is the second to last of nine volcanic plugs that lie between San Luis Obispo and Morro Bay (the last being Morro Rock itself). The hike to the top travels through Fleming's Forest--a hillside of Monterey Pine trees that were planted by John Fleming (a former park superintendent). It is rumored that Black Hill received its name due to the...
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Shell/Avila Ridge Trail
by CENCAL-Adventurer on Mar 23, 2010
Sunset Palisades, California, United States
Hiking | 3.2 miles (4.0 miles away)
New to the area so I don't know if there is a local name for this trail but I named it based on where I was. It was pretty steep and rocky at start and then leveled out a bit on top of the ridge. I'm not sure if there was a better return route but we ended up on the street below walking back to the car.
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Laguna Lake
by markrall on Dec 31, 2009
San Luis Obispo, California, United States
Hiking | 1.9 miles (8.7 miles away)
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Point Sal
by osospdb on Jan 26, 2009
Santa Maria, California, United States
Hiking | 4.8 miles (15.9 miles away)
This hike is 9.6 miles round trip.  You'll be hiking on an abandoned road for the majority of the trip.  The trail is closed at certain times of the year due to its proximity to Vandenberg Air Force Base.  There are a couple of minor drops leading down to the beach that you can scramble down or use ropes that have been left for you.
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Shell Beach Hike
by halfmexican on Sep 04, 2011
San Luis Obispo, California, United States
Hiking | 0.0 miles (4.1 miles away)
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Shell Avila Ridge
by DRBishop111@gmail.com on Aug 22, 2013
Pismo Beach, California, United States
Hiking | 2.3 miles (4.9 miles away)
I somehow didn't start tracking at the beginning, which is the same place as the end on this map. We hiked about 1.5 miles before I noticed it was not started. There are some steep areas at the beginning at Shell Road and a few places along the way. Proper hiking shoes or a walking stick are very useful to avoid slipping for both climbing and descending in some places where there...
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Avila Beach - Fisher Canyon Hike
by ryanerb on May 25, 2009
Sycamore Springs, California, United States
Hiking | 3.3 miles (5.5 miles away)
2/1/2013: TRAIL IS NOW CLOSED AS A RESULT OF TOO MUCH TRAFFIC.  I GUESS EVERYTRAIL IS MAYBE A BAD THING? This is a great hike starting in Avila Valley and reaching a nice peak with gorgeous ocean views!  Great hike, took us about an hour for 3.18 miles.
Irish Hills (Froom Creek Trail)
by markrall on Feb 26, 2010
San Luis Obispo, California, United States
Hiking | 5.1 miles (8.3 miles away)
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Monark buterfly
by unclemilty on Nov 16, 2008
Grover Beach, California, United States
Hiking | 0.5 miles (1.1 miles away)
Shell Beach to Avila Ridge Route
by musicmomie on Jul 26, 2011
Shell Beach, California, United States
Hiking | 3.8 miles (4.0 miles away)
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Pismo beach
by unclemilty on Nov 16, 2008
Oceano Beach, California, United States
Hiking | 1.2 miles (2.6 miles away)
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Shell /Avila Beach & Ridge Trail
by Whofan on Dec 12, 2010
Pismo - Sunset Palisades, California, United States
Hiking | 4.2 miles (4.0 miles away)
This is a very scenic hike we took on a visit to San Luis Obispo. The weather was 80 deg in December! I don't think I have ever seen the ocean so flat and calm. We could see for miles and miles, oh yeah... (as The Who would say)We parked on Shell Beach Rd at Cave Landing Rd which is actually a trail at the base of the hill. The Cave Landing...
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Avila Beach hike
by carapop on Feb 06, 2012
Pismo Beach, California, United States
Hiking | 2.7 miles (4.1 miles away)
My first hike in Pismo! Bonnie E. led the way and it was a beautiful hike, ocean view on one side and wine country on the other. A little tricky on the way down...poles would have been helpful. But we made it back safe and sound. Can't wait to go again!
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Avila Beach & Pirate's Cove
by jbattle on Mar 19, 2012
Avila Beach, California, United States
Hiking | 1.3 miles (5.0 miles away)