Walking 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 THIS HIKE: 1-805-748-0573 (cell) or rcmott30@gmail.com

                                                                                                                    NOVEMBER ACTIVE HIKES

Friday, November 5, 8:30 am – Johnson Ranch, Double Loops, SLO (1 ½ hrs, 3.7 mi., +490 ft elev change) This pleasant, easy hiking venue is a favorite of families. We cross open grasslands with patches of oak woodlands. Each loop rises, descends, then rises again, giving us a cumulative elevation gain of nearly 500 ft, although maximum elevation change is well under 300 ft. Dogs on leash are allowed.

To Get There – Take South Higuera St. Before joining US 101 southbound turn right onto Ontario Rd, then right again into the parking lot.

From Arroyo Grande, exit Higuera St, turn left at Cloveridge before the off-ramp joins Higuera, then left again under the freeway, right onto Ontario and right into the parking lot. We will meet at the kiosk.

Friday, November 19, 8:30 am – Ridge Trail to Hazard Peak, Montaña de Oro (2 – 2 ½ hr, 4.6 – 5.4 mi, + 1,000 ft elev change) The trail heads north towards a eucalyptus grove then turns east along a ridge overlooking Islay Creek. Looking back, we see vistas of Spooner Cove, the bluffs, and the dunes. At the top there are 360˚ views of Morro Bay, the Sandspit, the Morros, West Cuesta Ridge and Montaña de Oro.  We may go out and return on the same trail (4.6 mi) or if the group wishes, we may take switchbacks to Islay Creek Rd. on return (5.4 mi).

To Get There From the entrance to Montaña de Oro St. Park, continue 2.3 mi. to the trailhead on the left. This is about 0.3 mi. before Park Hq. Travel time from SLO is about 35 minutes.