Top Hiking Trails to Check Out in Morro Bay
The title of this article is an incredibly easy question to answer. As you might expect, the answer is “yes,” and that’s without exaggeration. When you visit, stay in one of the premier Morro Bay hotels and experience some of the greatest hikes of your life. The best part is that these aren’t long hikes. You get the reward without having to put forth too much effort. The best hikes in the Morro Bay area are listed below for your convenience.
Cloisters Community Park
This isn’t going to be the best hike of the bunch, but it’s a great option for families because of the easy cement path to the beach, a playground, and its dog-friendly atmosphere. When you’re on the path to the beach, you’ll notice private homes to the left and a protected wildlife and wetland area to the right. You might even spot some small wildlife.
Marina Peninsula Trail Head
This is another great option for families thanks to a simple flat boardwalk that’s well maintained. When you take the Marine Loop trail, you’re also likely to see birds, which might include egrets, ospreys, and sparrows. This path is also dog-friendly and wheelchair-accessible.
Cerro Cabrillo Trail
This trail is located in Morro Bay State Park. The routes are short, the views are stunning, and you’ll find easy parking. You’ll also find a lot to do in the park itself, including mountain biking, sailing, fishing, golfing, bird-watching at the saltwater marsh, and browsing the park museum.
Black Hill Trail
If you park at the bottom of the trailhead, this is approximately a two-mile hike to the top, where you’ll have a view of the Nine Sisters volcanic mountain range and 360-degree views of Morro Bay and Morro Bay State Park. You can also park at the top in the upper lot past the golf course for a shorter trek.
Bluff Trail Montaña de Oro
This is another easy trail, but the rewards here exceed any of the other options mentioned thus far. This easy and wheelchair-accessible trail will lead you to spectacular bluffs and blue water that crashes against the rocks. You also might spot sea otters, dolphins, crabs, and California condors.
This is not to be confused with Bluff Trail Montaña de Oro, and it’s the arguably the best trail of the bunch. There are wide dirt trails with benches along the way as well as wildflowers if you visit at the right time. You can access the multiple loop trails based on how far you want to hike. Regardless of the route you choose, you’ll end up at the coastline, which features spectacular views and the potential to spot hawks, seagulls, and whales. Words cannot do Bluff Trail justice. This hike should be your top priority.
If you’re searching for incredible hiking opportunities and scenic views, you’re sure to find plenty of them in Morro Bay. Whether you’re vacationing with the family, celebrating an anniversary with your loved one, or simply taking a few days away to relax and rejuvenate, you’ll love the elegance, comfort, and calming atmosphere you’ll find at Ascot Suites. From rooms with cozy fireplaces and balconies featuring views of the bay to the rooftop sun deck overlooking Morro Rock, we can provide you with the perfect escape. If you’d like to reserve a room at our charming Morro Bay hotel, call us today at 800-887-6454.