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Elfin Forest Preserve, Los Osos

Categories: Forests, Nature & Parks
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4.4/5 based on 75+ reviews on the web
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  • No, but a great walk about with cool scrub oaks and great vistas. Nice boardwalk with benches for resting. Especially beautiful for sunrise or sunset. Good critter watching. 
  • This is a 90 acre preserve made up of short live oak but also a host of other flora and fauna. A great place to take the kids as they have a nice boardwalk that runs about a mile through the preserve....  read more »
  • The setting is spectacular and it's a little tricky to find but once you do it's a paradise for photographers and casual hikers. The forest is overlooking the bay . It has a boardwalk that takes you a...  read 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.
  • 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.
  • An excellent place to take a walk near the Morro Bay estuary. The oak trees in this area are a dwarf variety only seen here. Parking is limited, so be courteous to the neighbors.
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