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Elfin Forest Preserve

1103 Santa Maria Ave, Los Osos, CA 93402
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Disappointed, until reached Elfin forest area.

Short walk, but was disappointed, not thinking we would see anything special. Area is a loop... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2018
sqw
,
los angeles
Loved this fascinating, free, little gem!

What a treat to find this easy and interesting meander through elfin oaks which are heralded to be... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2018
CMR01
,
Pleasanton, California
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“oak trees” (12 reviews)
“morro bay” (28 reviews)
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1103 Santa Maria Ave, Los Osos, CA 93402
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"oak trees"
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"wooden boardwalk"
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"handicapped accessible"
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"nice walk"
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"native americans"
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"easy hike"
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"the loop"
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"residential street"
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"sand dunes"
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"natural area"
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"enjoy nature"
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"nature walk"
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"san luis obispo county"
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"great boardwalk"
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Reviewed 23 June 2018

Short walk, but was disappointed, not thinking we would see anything special. Area is a loop trail. Not much to see along way, maybe some birds and lots of brush. When we reached the Elfin trees at mid point of trail, it was nice. Not...More

1  Thank sqw
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Reviewed 11 June 2018

What a treat to find this easy and interesting meander through elfin oaks which are heralded to be up to 500 years old. We saw people of all ages including babies here because it is easy to walk on the board walk with little elevation...More

1  Thank CMR01
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

Really enjoyed this wonderful walking trail. Well laid out and everything was beautiful. The view of the rock and all the shrubs, trees and plant life labeled was perfect. The estuary is a must see when in the area. We look forward to visiting again...More

2  Thank Shell1965
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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

Just across the estuary from our Morro Bay campground we found the Elfin Forest, a one mile gentle boardwalk through a beautiful range of Pacific Coast wilderness plants, trees and flowers, along with two peaceful viewpoints over the Bay. We accessed it through the 16th...More

1  Thank northernneckinn
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Reviewed 9 March 2018

Our stop here was completely spur of the moment, but it was wonderful! My sister and I saw the signs for the preserve, and since we had some extra time on our road trip, stopped to investigate. We went early morning, and the light morning...More

1  Thank JessBooth2018
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Reviewed 1 March 2018

This is one of those hidden gems. When you arrive it looks like you were mislead and not at all like the write ups. However if you just follow the walk and see it all it is spectacular. The history of the area and the...More

Thank Robert95765
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

Any place called the 'Elfin Forest' is bound to have a little magic to it. The views here are superb, and there are a wide variety of awesome birds not often seen elsewhere.

Thank Brad W
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

very nice place to walk a nice boarded get away:) a must for familys or alone check it out! you will be suprized of all the nature!

Thank William Scott A
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Reviewed 6 January 2018

This is an easy hike on well-maintained boardwalks through the Elfin Forest. It brings you to some beautiful look-outs of the bay, where many birds can be seen.

Thank onaroll56
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

Walking down the paths was such an experience, seeing all the little nooks and hiding places for the birds and animals to rest. Well laid out and maintained. I am sure its a handful. Signage to keep you informed about different species, and improvements.

Thank Opie T
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