CCCMB Lopez Lake Trail Build

May 18, 2019 - 8:00 - 4:00

NOTE: This is a CCCMB sponsored and organized event. Please contact for more information.

The Central Coast Concerned Mountain Bikers (CCCMB) have just two days to build 0.6 miles of new trail at Lopez Lake – Sunday, May 5th and Saturday, May 18th! They’ve never had this kind of time crunch before! The situation is unique: the new trail section is fairly close to a very sensitive archaeological site and all dirt work (aka trail building) must be supervised and monitored by a licensed archaeologist and a member of a Native American tribe. Each of these monitors cost about $75.00 an hour, so they have the money to pay for two days of monitoring. Consequently, this is an “all hands on deck” project in order to minimize costs.

Here is the GOOD news:

  • We currently have good soil conditions for dirt work.
  • We are only building a 16 inch wide tread.
  • All vegetation will be removed before workdays. There will essentially be no poison oak.
  • There will be a free delivered lunch.
  • Tools and extra water will be on site.
  • You can start enjoying Lopez Lake on Saturday and join a CCCMB campout and potluck Saturday night at Shoshone campsite (for campers) and Black Bear (for equestrians). That will give you the chance to tell stories around the evening campfire and be close to the worksite on Sunday morning. Entrance and camp fees will be waived for working volunteers.


Arrive at Lopez Lake between 8am and 8:20am. You need to be at the WORKSITE (Duna Vista Trail) no later than 9am in order to be present for the mandatory brief and cultural resource awareness training.

  • There are two options available to reach the worksite:
  1. There are boat rides available to the worksite that leave the Lopez Lake marina at 8:30am.
  2. You can also choose to hike in or ride your bikes or horse to the worksite. Folks riding or hiking in from Camp French should plan on arriving at Lopez Lake by 8AM
  • We are hoping volunteers can participate until 3:00 or 4:00pm, but you can leave whenever you need to.

Let the ranger at the entry kiosk know you are there for trail work for free entry.

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  1. Land Conservancy
    January 2, 2019

    Pismo Preserve is currently CLOSED for construction. Docent-led hikes and Discovery Days are postponed until further notice (updated September 10, 2018).