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Address: Los Osos, CA
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Just a lovely stroll

Great stroll through a very nice park. Well kept path and shrubbery with a nice boardwalk making it easy for runners and baby strollers alike. Our kids had a great time exploring... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
ohdonnaoh
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Sunnyvale, California
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Sunnyvale, California
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363 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great stroll through a very nice park. Well kept path and shrubbery with a nice boardwalk making it easy for runners and baby strollers alike. Our kids had a great time exploring all the nooks and it was nice to have benches along the way to take a rest on. The view of the ocean and Morro rock was really... More 

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Los Osos, California
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28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

Choose a nice little walk on the boardwalk surrounded by native plants and the Elfin Forest is the ideal place to catch a sunset or just find the inner you. All paths lead to the estuary and you can watch the ducks and sandpipers at the waters edge.

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Thank hungrynomore2016
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

No, but a great walk about with cool scrub oaks and great vistas. Nice boardwalk with benches for resting. Especially beautiful for sunrise or sunset. Good critter watching.

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Thank Chasmosis
Ventura, CA
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255 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

This is a 90 acre preserve made up of short live oak but also a host of other flora and fauna. A great place to take the kids as they have a nice boardwalk that runs about a mile through the preserve. Go early in the morning and you will see birds galore.

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Thank CWS55
California
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80 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

The setting is spectacular and it's a little tricky to find but once you do it's a paradise for photographers and casual hikers. The forest is overlooking the bay . It has a boardwalk that takes you all throughout this mystical place and allows you to see the variety of trees and wildlife. It's free and beautiful at sunset.

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Thank rsteinink
San Marcos, California
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910 reviews
474 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

The estuary is teaming with many kinds of birds. The views back towards Morro Bay are Breathtaking. The hike is fairly easy with a boardwalk through large sections.

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Thank csarchibald
Western U.S.
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43 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2016

What a beautiful walk on a wooden, mostly flat boardwalk through the ancient sand dunes, scrub oaks and "elfin forest" with some amazing viewpoints along the way. Very family and pet friendly, and safe enough for smaller children. A boardwalk extends along the whole walk, so it's an easy little hike. Very quiet and peaceful with beautiful plants, flowers and... More 

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Pasadena, CA, USA
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17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2016

This is a forest of low underbrush with neatly carved hiking trails. It has a full panoramic view of Morro Bay looking northbound over the state park and the town. The water is near the most secluded part of the back bay, so there are almost no waves, but also, no crowds, shops, noise, or anything distracting.

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Thank Marc B
Ottawa, Canada
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24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

Views of Morro Bay. Interesting vegetation. Flat trails for short 30-45min hikes. Pleasant place...we were there in late April. Lots of shrubs and brush ..good birding if you want to see the shy birds..

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Richmond, California
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2016

We took a walk all around this preserve. It feels like you are going back in time, because it is very quiet, and seems untouched by man. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

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