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Islay Creek Trail

Address: San Luis Obispo, CA
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Los Osos, California
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98 reviews 98 reviews
28 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

This relatively flat dirt road parallels Islay Creek. It is a pleasant run and a beginner mountain bike ride. There is decent birding (breeding Lazuli Buntings, Rufous-crowned Sparrows and Poorwills at dusk) and good wildflowers in the spring and butterflies in the spring and summer. It doesn't have the spectacular views or good climbs of some of the other trails... More

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Los Angeles, California
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68 reviews 68 reviews
26 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

This park is a real find. The hike is fairly flat and takes you through a beautiful canyon next to a stream.

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Encinitas, CA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2012

We hiked on a day when it was raining and still saw lots of deer and evidence of other animals. Scenery was beautiful and just a little bit of up hill and some loose rocks on the trails. Watch out for snakes and possible Mountain Lions!

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Columbia, Missouri
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134 reviews 134 reviews
24 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2011

I've done the islay creek trail over a dozen times. It's about 4 miles long and connects with the Eastern Boundary Trail, The Manzanita Trail, and a few other trails. Watch for snakes! I am a wildlife photographer and I've seen many a snakes on this trail including rattlesnakes. (See the photos) Good for Mountain Bikes, Horses, Jogging or just... More

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