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the Best Hikes Near Cambria & SLO

With our rugged coastline and lush rolling hills, below is our guide to the best hikes in Cambria and San Luis Obispo. It's truly the best way to experience California's breathtaking landscapes!


The Moonstone Beach Boardwalk

CAMBRIA

Explore sandy beaches and rocky tide pools on a 3-mile hike down the Moonstone Beach Boardwalk, crossing a gorgeous beach that is preserved by Hearst San Simeon State Park. There is only 40 feet of elevation change over this easy hiking trail, just steps from El Colibri Hotel & Spa. Explore the tide pools or walk right on the sand for beautiful oceanfront hike.


Fiscalini Ranch Preserve

CAMBRIA

This 436-acre property has a great history and is home to a number of endangered species. The most outstanding natural feature is their dramatic ocean bluff that runs more than a mile long, where you can view migrating whales, elephant seals, and other ocean mammals.


Strawberry Canyon Trail

CAMBRIA

Strawberry Canyon trail is a large, secluded loop among towering pine trees. On this Cambria hiking trail, it has benches along the way to take in the beauty or just rest. There are a few hills towards the end, but it's a fairly easy hike with lots to see!


Valencia Peak

MONTANA DE ORO STATE PARK

This is the highest summit in Montana de Oro State Park – soaring 1,347 feet tall. When you hit the top, you’ll be treated to spectacular 360 degree views. The views are outstanding and the hike is only 4.5-miles round trip, making it a must-do hike in SLO!


Bishop’s Peak

SAN LUIS OBISPO

This 3.7-mile hiking trail often gets busy with hikers, walkers, trail runners, and adventure seekers. Enjoy its beautiful wildflowers and incredible views of the Central Coast, making it well worth the crowds.


Morro Strand Trail

SAN LUIS OBISPO

Morro Rock is an Instagram-worthy California landscape, and this trail gives you access to some truly magical views. Starting along Highway One, this easy 3-5 mile beach hike crosses sand dunes into Morro Strand State Beach, where you can walk along the ocean to the mini mountain guarding the entrance of Morro Bay.

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