Enjoy these local lands, but please remember that they are sensitive and unique environments.
Lemon Grove Loop Trail (SLO) –
Our most accessible is the Lemon Grove Loop trail at the base of Cerro San Luis in San Luis Obispo. This area, known as the Maino Open Space Preserve, was protected in partnership with the City of San Luis Obispo, and can be accessed via a trailhead located off the Marsh St. Freeway southbound onramp. This is a public use area with great views of San Luis Obispo.
Henry Kluck Memorial Trail (Cambria) –
A beautiful walking path in the Fern Canyon area of Cambria. This short trail connects Camborne Avenue to Fern Drive, leading through majestic Monterey pines, oaks, ferns, and a seasonal creek.
Stenner Springs and West Cuesta Grade Preserves (SLO) –
The popular mountain biking trails known as “Morning Glory” and “Shooters” pass through several parcels that were acquired by the Land Conservancy from the Union Pacific Railroad Company. Start from the top of West Cuesta Grade Road and head down to Cal Poly lands – best to consult a local mountain biking guide for mapped directions.
Bowden Ranch Open Space Preserve (SLO) –
Located at the top of Lizzie Street is a trailhead which lead to the top of “High School Hill”. This difficult hike begins in a grove and passes a perennial spring-fed creek several times before the steep, uphill works begins. The views from the top are unsurpassed. This preserve is the outcome of yet another successful public-private partnership with the City of San Luis Obispo.
Olde Towne Creekside Preserve (Nipomo) –
A lovely sanctuary in the midst of an urban environment. Walk along a series of short paths featuring native plants along Nipomo Creek. The site is accessible to the public behind the Adobe Plaza in Olde Towne Nipomo.
Bob Jones City-to-Sea Trail (Avila) –
This popular paved pathway follows San Luis Obispo Creek to its confluence with the Pacific Ocean at Avila Beach. The trailhead & parking area is currently located at Ontario Road near the intersection with San Luis Bay Drive, just south of the City of San Luis Obispo.