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Elfin Forest Preserve, Los Osos

(4.4/5 based on 85 reviews on the web)
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  • I was taken there by my Air B&B hosts and fell in love. What a special Nature Preserve it is. There is a nice walk around it on a wooden boardwalk and it leads to a viewing point over the estuary and ...  more »
  • This area of dwarf trees sits on a beautiful hillside with easy walkability on raised boardwalks and fabulous views in every direction. The variety of growth and vistas make this an especially charmin...  more »
  • The Elfin Forest is a great leisurely stroll along a well maintained boardwalk. You are rewarded at viewing platforms along the way. Beautiful views of the estuary, birds, and the State Park including...  more »
  • Quiet preserve with boardwalk in pristine pigmy oak forest on the edge of the Morro Bay estuary, in Los Osos, CA. Bay views, birding, exercise, dogs ok on leash.
  • This is a really nice and well done little peaceful walk. They have a raised wood deck that takes you in a nice loop around the edge of a magic preserve of scrub and little twisted oak trees. It has great views at sunset if you come then and depending on the tide the marsh flats of the back bay will look very different. It is a great place to sit and take in the glory of God's creation or just get away from things. I like the low key way it is put together. It does not have a institutional feel at all. You are free to enjoy with the assumption that you will be responsible and respect the surroundings. There are not a lot of railings, and trash cans and signs all over warning you to do this or that. If people are good and loving it will stay that way.
  • Little mellow preserve. Good for short walks.
  • The groves are beautiful, and there are several you can see up close, especially if you take the sand paths (several near where we started our walk were closed off, but don't worry, others are still open further along). There's more to explore than you might expect from the map of the boardwalk.
  • Google maps is directing people to 13th St. Visitors should enter by 15th St. where there is parking and a more convenient entrance to the boardwalk. This is a serene preserve with nice views and a looping boardwalk path.