Hiking Group

Photos From Stenner Creek & Valencia Peak Hikes

RAMs on the Active Hike list will receive a reminder the week before. PLEASE LET BOB KNOW IF YOU PLAN TO TAKE ANY OF THE HIKES BELOW:

 1-805-748-0573 (cell) or rcmott30@gmail.com


                                                                                                                    August 2022 ACTIVE HIKES


Friday, August 5, 8:30 am – Blue Oak and Pine Mountain Loops, Atascadero. (2.35 mi, +590 ft. elev. gain, 1 ½ hr.) We will start on the Blue Oak Trail at Atascadero’s Stadium Park, 1.0 mi. When we descend we will continue on a trail to the top of Pine Mountain, 1.4 mi. Pine Mtn. gives excellent 360° views of the countryside. We will see if the “Mysterious Monolith” is still on top. This is a moderately easy hike.  

To Get There – Hwy 101 north to Atascadero. Exit on Morro Rd/Hwy 41. Head north on Hwy 41 to Capistrano Ave, the first left after El Camino Real. Left on Capistrano, follow it to the right at the stop sign before the Lewis St. Bridge, then right on Hospital Dr. to the parking. We’ll meet there.

Friday, August 19, 8:30 am – Discovery Trail, Pismo Preserve (5.3 mi, +500 ft. elev’ gain) – At the top of the trail there is an additional, level “Peek-a-Boo” loop, which we will add. We will also stop at “The Notch” to view the back hills and valleys. After the hike we meet for a hot dog barbecue hosted by Dick Adams and Nan Guerin at their condo’s barbecue area adjacent to the Pismo Preserve. Dick will give us directions at the hike.

To Get There – Take exit 191B on US 101 southbound. Turn right to cross under the highway, turn left on Mattie Rd, then almost immediately turn right, into the parking lot, which is on the east side at the very end of Mattie Rd. Leave nothing in sight in your vehicle. Several weeks ago there were several “smash and grab” incidents.