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

                                                                                                                    AUGUST ACTIVE HIKES

Friday, August 6, 8:30 am – Morro Bay Sandspit/Morro Dunes Natural Preserve (5+ miles, -100 ft elev change, hard-packed sand, moderate) The MB sandspit is a 3.5 mile point of land on the western boundary of the MB Estuary. A fragile sand dune ridge runs its length. From the trailhead we will descend 100 feet to the ocean (0.2 mi) then will head north on the hard-packed sand, enjoying the oceanside, the sea shells, and view of the Morros. When we feel like it, probably after 2 – 3 miles, we will turn back and retrace our steps. Bring a windbreaker (just in case!)

To Get There –  Take Los Osos Valley Rd to Montaña de Oro (becomes Pecho Valley Rd enroute). From the park entrance, continue 0.8 mi to Sandspit Rd (AT&T Rd), turn right and drive 0.5 to the parking area. We will meet at the information kiosk.            

Friday, August 20, 8:30 am – Cerro Alto Campground: Boy Scout Trail/Ridge Trail/AT&T Cable Rd (4.8 mi, +1,154 ft elev gain, moderate with some strenuous sections, steep descent) The hike begins near the entrance kiosk. We cross the East Fork of Morro Creek, climb the east wall of the forested canyon, then continue along a finger ridge to W. Cuesta Ridge Rd which we take through a eucalyptus grove to the AT&T Cable Rd. Descent from there to the Cerro Alto campground is steep. Hiking poles help! At the campground we will follow the road back to the entrance. There are views of the coastline and of the morros enroute.

To Get There – From Hwy 1 in Morro Bay take Hwy 41 towards Atascadero. Head 7.2 miles east to the posted Cerro Alto Campground turn off on the right. From 101 in Atascadero, head 8.7 mi west on Hwy 41 to the campground turnoff on the left. From the turnoff drive 0.1 mi to the Forest Service kiosk and pay station. A PARKING FEE OF $10 is required. Park in the large pullouts on either side of the road.