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  • Baywood-Los Osos, California

    The best Trails and Outdoor Activities in Baywood-Los Osos, California are a must-visit for anyone seeking scenic outdoor adventures. The Elfin Forest trail is a top choice, offering a moderate hike through a unique pygmy oak woodland. Along the 1-mile boardwalk, you'll see fascinating plant species, sand dunes, and panoramic views of Morro Bay. For a more challenging hike, the Hazard Peak trail in nearby Montaña de Oro State Park is a 6-mile round trip with stunning ocean vistas. If water activities are more your style, try kayaking in the peaceful Morro Bay estuary or fishing at the Los Osos Oaks reserve. Wildlife spotting is a bonus, with chances to see sea otters, seals, and numerous bird species. These outdoor attractions make Baywood-Los Osos a top destination for scenic outdoor adventures.

    Top Spots in and near Baywood-Los Osos

    • Santa Maria, California

      Trail Run, Hike, or Mountain Bike Los Flores Ranch Park

      5 mi / 700 ft gain
      I'm a sucker for a good ridgeline trail, and Los Flores Ranch Park has lots of them. For a solid 5ish mile loop with about 600 ft of elevation gain, take the Manzanita Trail to the Ridge Top Trail for sweeping views of the valley, vineyards, and out to the ocean on a clear day. The Solomon Trail ...
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    • Big Sur, California

      Salmon Creek Falls

      0.29 mi / 102 ft gain
      The trailhead to Salmon Creek Falls is located along a pullout just 45 miles south of Pfieffer Burns State Park on the Highway 1. The falls are only about .25 miles from the trailhead, perfect for a quick visit if you are already driving through Big Sur. Though the Salmon Creek Trail continues on...
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    • Big Sur, California

      Salmon Creek Trail to Spruce & Estrella Camps

      6.07 mi / 1919 ft gain
      Feel free to hike Salmon Creek Trail at your own pace – you can choose to turn back at any point, or at the Spruce (2 miles in) or Estrella (3.25 miles in) sites. The trail leads to open vistas of the coast, giving stunning views of the cliffs and ocean. Around 2 miles in, follow the fork to the...
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    • Santa Maria, California

      Bike Foxen Canyon Road

      29 mi / 2400 ft gain
      Foxen Canyon Road from Santa Maria to Los Olivos runs through some of the most beautiful wine country in Santa Barbara county so much so that it was centerpiece of the film Sideways. The road itself begins at the intersection of Betteravia and Philbric roads just east of Santa Maria and proceeds ...
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