Cerro Cabrillo Trail

Just southwest of Black Hill is this alternative hike. Five times the elevation change makes for more strenuous hiking but more extensive views! For a more easy-going hike, try the Black Hill trail. […]

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Black Hill (Morro Bay)

For a good view over Morro Bay and the rock, make the hike up Black Hill. From the carpark, the elevation gain only around 60m (190 feet), so you can do it in 20 minutes. For a nearby, more strenous hike, check out the Cerro Cabrillo Trail. […]

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Morro Rock

The lava plug of a long extinct volcano, Morro Rock is the bay’s most distinctive feature. There is parking (and a popular surfing spot) at the base. The rock is sacred to Native Americans. […]

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San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo (or SLO) – located at an approximate halfway point between Los Angeles and San Francisco – is a prosperous, laid back down with a distinctive coastal Californian vibe. The town’s key sight is Mission San Luis Obispo, accessed from the pedestrian-only segment of Monterey St, just off Chorro St. […]

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Foxen Canyon Road Wineries

Foxen Canyon Road takes you on a scenic, winding alternate route between Santa Maria and Los Olivos where you’ll find a number of wineries &emdash; you’ll easily spot them as you make your way along the route. Many offer tasting rooms, which typically open from 10 am – 5 pm daily. […]

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Chinese Camp

Chinese Camp is a now mostly abandoned town occupied by up to 5000 Chinese during the gold rush. A brief stop at most for the typical traveller, but if you’re fascinated historic, abandoned towns Chinese Camp may be just the ticket. […]

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Railtown 1897 State Historic Park

A potential 6 mile detour off the main route when heading from San Francisco to Yosemite, the Railtown 1897 State Historic Park is home to the Historic Jamestown Shops and Roundhouse—an intact and still-functioning steam locomotive repair and maintenance facility, portions of which date back to 1897.”” […]

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