Elfin Forest Preserve

Elfin Forest Preserve, Los Osos: Address, Phone Number, Elfin Forest Preserve Reviews: 4.5/5

Elfin Forest Preserve
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KarenEph320
Pismo Beach, CA244 contributions
I love this magical place
Dec 2019
The Elfin Preserve is a small magical forest with trees that grow only so big due to the microclimate. There is a spot or two that could be out of "Lord of the Rings" or some other magical movie. Great place to spend an hour walking as a family, couple or by yourself. Parking is in neighborhood.
Written November 20, 2020
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slickLosAngeles
Norwalk, CA109 contributions
An interesting walk
Jan 2020
It's not a long walk, but you can get a good view of the bay and Morro Rock. Some of the oak groves have very gnarly looking trees.
Written January 29, 2020
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sandy b
15 contributions
If you get lost in this forest..
Jan 2020 • Family
Stand up. Sweet, short but otherwise regular oaks. In Los Osos. Very close to Morro Bay. Good thing to do when you get a foggy day.
Written January 14, 2020
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westie2
Kensington, CT10,033 contributions
Centuries old
Sep 2019
We followed the boardwalk, accessible, trail past several California live oaks that, due to the local environment, are stunted in spite of being centuries old. Unfortunately, we witnessed a pair of youths swinging from the branches of these precious trees while there mother was busy talking on phone.
Written October 9, 2019
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GSKarzen
Beaumont, CA50 contributions
Nice easy drive around the Preserve
Jul 2019 • Couples
Nice easy drive on paved road around the Preserve. Patches of water in between land. Saw deers near the road.
Written August 3, 2019
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Gregory R
Beaumont, CA16 contributions
nice walking tour...easy to enjoy and explore at your own pace.
May 2019 • Friends
We loved this place. A very nice setting with flora and fauna. Relaxing setting, with benches at certain forks in the path that are perfect for a short rest from walking and nice for quiet reflection.
Written May 9, 2019
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Carlos R
Lake Forest, CA130 contributions
Second time here
Apr 2019 • Friends
There is an entrance near the end of several streets here. This is my second time. It is probably lees than a mile to a good look out point. We saw two deer along the path who watched us for awhile before jumping over the fencing.
Great place to take panoramic pictures. Morro Rock is visible.
Written April 28, 2019
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ebdb627
East Setauket NY122 contributions
Elfin Forest could offer more
Mar 2019
This is an OK place if you like things a bit on the rugged side. The birding is fair, but the visitor center should be open more often.
Written April 4, 2019
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Peggy Landon
11 contributions
Strange and enchanting
Mar 2019 • Family
We were staying in Los Osos so this was only about a mile away from our place. The landscape is stunted and very unusual. The pygmy coast live oaks were like something from a fairy tale. The walk itself is mostly boardwalk and flat, easily accessible. There are plaques throughout with information about the plant life as well as stories about the native people who once inhabited the area.
Written March 12, 2019
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eileen s
17 contributions
Easy to walk
Feb 2019 • Couples
This boardwalk makes access available for all to view the variety of birds and horticulture on the Bay. It's a nice, short walk, for all ages, wheelchair and stroller accessible, with plenty of benches to simply sit and enjoy the outdoors.
Written February 17, 2019
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