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Serenity with a view

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 26, 2016
hungrynomore2016
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Los Osos, California
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Los Osos, California
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28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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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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51 reviews
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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245 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 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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76 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 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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868 reviews
450 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 208 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 83 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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2 Thank Nickel128
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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Thank KDW105
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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Huntington Beach, California
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533 reviews
127 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 314 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2016

Had someone from our Inn not mentioned it at happy hour we probably would not have gone there. But it was right up the road, it was free and it was very unique. We walked the entire outer rim, read the signs about its history and were enthralled by the amount of wildlife we saw. An easy hour of exercise... More 

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