The Avila Beach section of the 2-segment "Bob Jones" City to the Sea Trail is a short but delightful ride down to the ocean along San Luis Obispo Creek. Starting at the Ontario Road park-and-ride lot, the trail traverses a rocky hillside covered in mature oaks, passes a vineyard and two private communities, takes to a private road along the creek then crosses a golf course and the creek to enter Avila Beach (where the trail ends).
The trail is scenic and offers a variety to see and do along the way. Cyclists can loop back on Avila Beach Drive, which has wide shoulders.
The upper end of the trail in San Luis Obispo is a 1-mile stretch running between Prado Road (where there's the new footbridge) and extending past the city sewer plant. There are plans to link the two segments.
Parking and Trail Access
For the southern segment, park at Avila State Beach off Avila Beach Drive or at the park-and-ride lot on Ontario Rd. For the northern segment, access is at Prado Road (no parking).
TRAILBEAR AT THE PORT - The Port San Luis Option
TrailBear is back on the Bob Jones again, this time on a comfy trike by HP Velotechnik. It's like riding a recliner. Pure comfort.
The Bob Jones Trail down at Avila is a charming ride, but a tad bit short. This time TB started the ride ...
TRAILBEAR on the "City to the Sea" trail
THE BOB JONES “CITY TO THE SEA” TRAIL
Avila Beach, CA
The Bob Jones “City to the Sea” Trail in Avila Beach, CA is an enjoyable and scenic little ride – 2.84 miles. Give it 5 stars for pavement and scenery and 3 for facilities. ...