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  Whale Rock Reservoir in Cayucos
  sharp switch- back improved path to a more meandering ascent/descent at the other end. The trail is popular for mountain bik- ing as well.
Whale Rock Reservoir
Whale Rock Reser-
voir is about a
20-minute drive from Paso Robles on Old Creek Road, which is a winding canyon throughway from 46 West to Cayucos. The hike is a 4.1-mile loop with one main access point off Old Creek Road. It’s good for all skill levels and best from April until November. The trail
is great for hiking, walking, and trail running. Leashed dogs are welcome.
Valencia Peak Trail
Valencia Peak Trail is a 4.2-mile loop in Montana de Oro State Park with incredible views of the ocean. You’ll experience about 1000 feet in
elevation gain, so if you have a hard time with inclines this may not be the hike for you, but the views
of Morro Bay, Cayucos, and the coastline are well worth the trek.
Bishop Peak Trail
Like the Valencia Peak Trail, you’re going to
have to drive a little way to access the Bishop Peak Trail, but it’s well worth the 30-mile drive.
This 3.4-mile trail is one of the more popular in the area so expect to meet other hikers. The mountain views that seem to stretch forever are the best part of this trail. You’ll climb about 1100-feet as you walk towards the summit of Bishop Peak. This trail is for the more advanced hikers and not recommended for those without the physical ability to navigate rocky terrain.
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