San Luis Obispo Northern County


Sometimes called ?theGateway to Big Sur?, northern SLO County is dominated by the 82,000-acre Hearst Ranch. If all goes well, the Ranch will be preserved and the Coastal Trail will run for 18 miles along some of the most spectacular undeveloped coastline in the State. The once-thought to be extinct elephant seal flourishes here and wildlife can be viewed throughout most of the year..The quaint towns of Cambria, Cayucos, and Morro Bay range south and provide varied terrain including embarcaderos, natural bluff-tops and sandy beach stretches. We hope to connect all these towns with a continuous coastal trail soon; currently about half of the 30+ miles is along highway shoulder. Continuing south from Morro Bay State Park, a boardwalk designated as the coastal trail will connect to the town of Los Osos and pass over one of the most diverse and fragile estuaries in the nation. [Nancy Graves]

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