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Easy walk...pleasant and different

You will walk on a well-kept trail, bordered with stakes and cables to keep people off the delicate... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Healdsburg, CA
Quick and quite

The boardwalk trail was well kept. The trail itself wasn’t very long just over 2 miles. It has a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Los Altos, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You will walk on a well-kept trail, bordered with stakes and cables to keep people off the delicate vegetation. Pygmy oaks and many species of seaside flora. Great views of the estuary and the hills, with Morro Rock visible several miles to the north. An...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The boardwalk trail was well kept. The trail itself wasn’t very long just over 2 miles. It has a couple of overlooks of the sanctuary, bring binoculars we wish we had

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A walk through pigmy oaks is a different experience especially if the beautiful wooden path is above someoftheoaks. This maze of sturdy boardwalk takes you to an overlook of the back bay estuary and “on a clear day you can seek for mikes! Take in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JanN216
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

El Moro Elfin Forest Preserve is a little tricky to find, but when you do, you will not be disappointed! The preserve is about 90 acres in size and is located above the Morro Bay Estuary Delta. There is approximately 1 mile of wooden walkway...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank 2TravelersMn
Reviewed December 31, 2018

This is a very well executed preserve with pamphlets, informative stops, and a well maintained boardwalk. In addition to the boardwalk there are several other sand paths that you can explore and get a closer experience to the Elfin Oaks. You can enter or exit...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank N8delaney
Reviewed September 18, 2018

What a beautiful place! Walk along a boardwalk as it winds you through the preserve. Dog friendly too!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jenih13
Reviewed September 11, 2018

I didn't realize this trail existed and I wasn't sure exactly what to expect when my husband and I set out to find it. We were pleasantly surprised. The trail is actually a wooden path, so no special footwear is required. We stayed for about...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 21, 2018 via mobile

Great place to walk and chill, see the sights and hope something pops up like baby quail! Several places to park to get onto the boardwalk. I was there on Monday afternoon and no one was present so great views and peaceful walk, it was...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank CentralCoastDiverSLO
Reviewed June 23, 2018

Short walk, but was disappointed, not thinking we would see anything special. Area is a loop trail. Not much to see along way, maybe some birds and lots of brush. When we reached the Elfin trees at mid point of trail, it was nice. Not...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 11, 2018

What a treat to find this easy and interesting meander through elfin oaks which are heralded to be up to 500 years old. We saw people of all ages including babies here because it is easy to walk on the board walk with little elevation...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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