Visitors and local residents alike are invited to download free trail maps throughout the San Luis Obispo and the HWY 1 Discovery Route
Pacific Valley Bluff Trail
Highway 1 is most famous for its coastal views, so you'll definitely want to take the chance to hop out of your car and stroll along the Pacific Valley Bluff Trail.
San Carpoforo Creek Trailhead
The San Carpoforo Creek Trail leads to the spot where the San Carpoforo Creek reaches the Pacific Ocean.
Boucher Trail at Piedras Blancas
The Boucher Trail runs from the paved elephant seal viewing parking for 1.9 miles, to a half mile north of the Piedras Blancas Light Station.
Avila Beach Bird Sanctuary
Founded December 3, 2013. Avila Beach is located along the Pacific Flyway, which is the path numerous migratory birds use during their journey to and from South America to North America. Avila's fresh water stream micro estuary and salt water coastlin
From late October to February, thousands of black and gold Monarch butterflies cluster in the limbs of a Eucalyptus grove at Trilogy Monarch Dunes in Nipomo
Salmon Creek Falls
Salmon Creek Falls is a natural, beautiful waterfall found on the Big Sur Pacific Coast Highway 1 located 3 miles north of Ragged Point Inn.
Central Coast Outdoors
From the serene protected waters of Morro Bay to the rocky cliffs along Shell Beach, kayaking is a sport that can be enjoyed by all.
Walk Back in Time: Cambria Museum & Historic Buildings Self-Guided Walking Tour
Cambria has a rich history dating back to the 1860's. Visitors and locals alike enjoy the self-guided walking tour that visits 26 historic structures throughout the small and welcoming town.
The Ragged Point Inn and Resort is located at the northernmost corner of San Luis Obispo County, 18 miles north of Hearst Castle on Highway 1, at the base of the Big Sur National Scenic Byway.
Cayucos Estero Bluffs Clean-Up
The Estero Bluffs, a nearly four mail coastal plain north of Cayucos, is a State Park and the centerpiece of the Cayucos Land Conservancy's (CLC) conservation efforts.
Cayucos Land Conservancy Bluffs & Nature Walks
The "Bluff Walks" and nature walks program offers guided hikes on the Bluffs and other ecosystems on the coast.
Fiscalini Ranch Preserve Docent Nature Walk
The Ranch is far from the largest of coastal ecosystems, but packs more biological diversity into a confined area than many larger properties.
Elephant Seals Docent Talks
The Piedras Blancas rookery, on Highway 1, seven miles north of San Simeon is home to about 15,000 animals.
Pecho Coast Trail Docent Hikes to Point San Luis Lighthouse with PG&E
The secluded beaches, rugged cliffs and broad coastal terraces of the Pecho Coast have been privately owned and inaccessible to the public since the Spanish Mission Period.
San Carpoforo Creek
The San Carpoforo Creek Beach Access is the northernmost portion of the state-owned properties in Hearst San Simeon State Park.
Ontario Ridge Trail
Ontario Ridge Trail is a rugged, sometimes-steep track crossing a 700-foot hill above the Shell Beach bluff, with spectacular ocean views.
California Coastal National Monument
Connecting the Pacific Ocean with the land, the California Coastal National Monument provides unique coastal habitat for marine-dependent wildlife and vegetation