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Pismo Preserve Hike Review

Posted by San Luis Obispo Mom on Thursday, April 25, 2024 Under: Fitness
Pismo Preserve is a great place for hiking and to get a wonderful birds-eye view of the Pismo Beach Pier! It's free to park there but there are only a few dozen parking spots available. During the spring time, be prepared for seasonal allergies as flowers and plants bloom and can create a reaction to your body if you're not used to the pollen here. However, Pismo Preserve has the best and easy-to-find hiking trail! I highly recommend this hiking trail to tourists and locals.
Pismo Beach Preserve Photos
I enjoy coming here to hike with my family and also with another friend while my kids are at school as I live only a couple of miles away from this spot. Here's a video clip of my ocean view after a 30 min hike in.

Even from the parking lot, you can see an amazing view of the coast line. Before you start your hiking journey, I recommend taking a picture of the trail map, in case you lose reception, so that you can still access a map from your photos.
Map of Pismo Preserve in Pismo Beach
There are many lookouts along the trail and it doesn't matter where you start, they are all enjoyable views. Don't forget to bring some water in a reusable water bottle (more environmentally friendly) as some parts of the hiking trail have an incline and you can get easily winded on a hot day. Sunscreen and a hat are also very helpful to have for this hiking trail. Come prepared. From my adventures here at Pismo Preserve, I've had a group of people come up to us before to ask us for help because they were lost. It didn't look like they brought enough water so please be prepared and bring water! I've also seen a man on a one-wheeler trip and fall right in front of us because of the rocks on the hiking trail. Be careful!
View of Ocean from Pismo Preserve

Pismo Preserve Address: 80 Mattie Rd, Pismo Beach, CA 93449

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