Grover Beach, CA Birding Trails and Maps

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Bob Jones City to the Sea Trail

3 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Concrete

Montaña de Oro Bluff Trail

4.1 mi
State: CA
Dirt, Gravel

Morro Bay Harborwalk

0.5 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Railroad Safety Trail

1.9 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Santa Maria Valley Multi-Purpose Trail

2.7 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Concrete

Cloister Walk

2.3 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Concrete

Santa Maria River Levee Trail

3.2 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Sand
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
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,...
CA 3 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Located in Montaña de Oro State Park, the Bluff Trail is a scenic 4.1-mile loop with gorgeous views of the ocean and surrounding landscape. Hugging the coastline, the trail heads along the bluffs for...
CA 4.1 mi Dirt, Gravel
The Morro Bay Harborwalk has all the beauty you'd expect from a southern California trail: sparkling surf, sandy beaches and rugged cliffs in the distance. But the best sight is unique to the city:...
CA 0.5 mi Asphalt
Open in two disconnected segments, the paved Railroad Safety Trail parallels active Union Pacific freight and Amtrak passenger lines through the heart of San Luis Obispo. Future plans call for the...
CA 1.9 mi Asphalt
The Santa Maria Valley Multi-Purpose Trail runs for more than 2 miles on the southern edge of Santa Barbara County's largest city. The northern end occupies a former rail corridor—and parallels an...
CA 2.7 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Cloister Walk offers just over 2 miles of paved pathway along the northwestern coast of Morro Bay. You'll enjoy views of the ocean and sandy dunes, which you can access at many points along the...
CA 2.3 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Overview The Santa Maria River Levee Trail offers wide open views of distant mountains and the rugged landscape of the Santa Maria Valley for 3.2 miles. The partially paved trail follows a levee...
CA 3.2 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Sand

Recent Trail Reviews

Bob Jones City to the Sea Trail

6 miles round trip

July, 2024 by angelabradford3

We started at the beginning of the trail where parking is and walked all the way to Avila, had lunch and went back. So beautiful!!!

Santa Maria River Levee Trail

Annie

January, 2024 by r729x5b7bn

Not a good trail for recumbent bikes! All entrances are either impossible to enter or the ride is too short before entering confusing pathways and blocked off areas. This is really a walking path for locals, and should be removed from this app?

Bob Jones City to the Sea Trail

Annie

January, 2024 by r729x5b7bn

This trail is beautiful, and good for recumbent trikes. Supposedly no electric bikes and scooters are allowed, but this seems hard to enforce? Perhaps licensing fees with plates would help?

Accordion

Santa Maria Valley Multi-Purpose Trail

Roomy!

July, 2023 by danistentzel

This is an easy trail with plenty of room for two lanes headed in opposite directions. It's very nice on a bike, or just for walking!

Montaña de Oro Bluff Trail

SIMPLY SPECTACULAR!

July, 2023 by thejake91739

WOW! For spectacular, breathtaking coastal views, this trail is hard to beat!
It's been a few years, but over a period of thirty years or so, whenever my wife and I visited the Central Coast from SoCal we always made a point of hiking or biking this short but impressive trail.
California golden poppies, wildflowers, deer, California valley quail, sea otters, rattlesnakes, and a perfectly pleasant hard packed, bike friendly trail make this a can't miss experience!

BTW ~ Since you'll already be in the neighborhood, consider hiking the Point Buchon Trail directly south of Montana de Oro to make a full day of it and for even more incredible, scenic coastal views!
(Last time I checked, Point Buchon Trail is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays)

Santa Maria River Levee Trail

Caution, gates locked

February, 2023 by rhondarr66

I accessed the trail from Nipomo as a means to bicycle over the river. All the gates were padlocked. I wasn’t able to exit. Thankfully a guy helped me lift my bike over the fence while I crawled under.

Bob Jones City to the Sea Trail

Electric vehicles--walk at your own risk!

June, 2022 by reisner

The Bob Jones trail has become dangerous. Electric vehicles now seem to outnumber bikes. Walkers, some elderly, some pushing strollers, some with small children or dogs of all sizes, and regular bicyclists now have to compete for passage with electric vehicles. I have seen: electric bikes, electric scooters, electric skateboards (some with beach chairs mounted on them), a moped, and one speeding electric unicycle whose rider used ski poles for balance. Sometimes the scooters and bikes come in packs of half a dozen, rented by a group, the bikes blaring good-times music. The electric bikes come in various sizes, and at you at various speeds. With my dog on a tight lead, I have been yelled at to get out of the way. With pleasure. Soon someone is going to get hurt seriously and the city will be sued.

Santa Maria River Levee Trail

Nothing Great About this One

February, 2022 by acewickwire

Jan 2022: Parked at the Broadway (exit 173) access. Tight entrance gate to get bike through. The levee is very wide with a gravel surface. We only rode from our access point to the West end of the trail where the levee is fenced and signs indicate end of access. Returned to our access point and called it quits. Saw no reason to go further. Nothing special about this trail, flat and wide.

Santa Maria Valley Multi-Purpose Trail

Ok Trail

February, 2022 by acewickwire

Jan 2022: We parked at the Hagerman Sports Complex and rode both directions from there. Trail surface is paved smooth and wide enough. Heading south trail signage indicates end of trail but trail picks up again after crossing Skyway Dr. Okay ride to end. There is a stop with three information panels about military and aviation history of the area.

Bob Jones City to the Sea Trail

Great walk

March, 2021 by nonni1963_tl

Such a beautiful walk. Add a walk along the pier and lunch in Avila and you have a fantastic day.

Bob Jones City to the Sea Trail

great

February, 2021 by dustydickerson0

Good

Bob Jones City to the Sea Trail

Skip Short North Section - Enjoy the Long South

March, 2020 by acewickwire

Location: San Luis Obispo (North Segment) and Avila Beach (South Segment), CA
Parking: Pardo Road area (SLO segment) and parking area off of Ontario Road for Avila Beach segment. The Ontario Road parking lot is large and well used…a lot of cars parked on Friday afternoon.
Trail Condition: Surface is good throughout the trail. SLO segment had a couple areas of repair work and crack sealing. SLO is wide enough for riding two abreast. The Avila Beach segment trail width varies with two abreast wide and two lane road wide. Trail surface is smooth.
Signage: Usual regulatory signage on both sections. Along the SLO segment there were a number of signs explaining the sewage plant process and variety of equipment used. The Avila Beach segment had interpretative signage explaining geology, plants, and history. The Avila Beach segment had sufficient directional signs.
Comments:
SLO segment – Don’t be surprised…starting from Prado Road within a very short distance will encounter an encampment right on the edge of the trail. The encampment is up close and in the face. Once passed that the trail follows along the sewer plant fence line (a number of signs on the fence explain the process and equipment used) on one side and the creek on the other. Plenty of trees and greenery away from traffic. Further on the trail twists through grassy area, trees, marsh land and ends at Los Osos Valley Road. We completed this segment and no need to return.
Avila Beach Segment – Many trail users, mostly walkers with a few bikes. Trail is away from traffic, through the trees, along the creek, past some quiet housing developments, and crosses a golf course before arriving about a block from the beach. A lengthy section of the trail is a two-lane road leading to a gated residential area, no cars were encountered on this part of the trail. This was a nice trail and worthy of a visit if in the area.

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