IMPORTANT COVID-19 NOTICE: As of March 23 the Pismo Preserve is CLOSED until further notice. We are monitoring news about COVID-19 closely and will re-open when it is safe to do so - likely when the shelter-at-home orders are lifted. Thank you for your cooperation.
At over 900 acres, the Pismo Preserve offers truly exceptional and diverse recreational opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts. Visitors will enjoy over 10 miles of existing ranch roads and trails that meander throughout the property offering ready-to-use routes ideal for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. These trails traverse serene oak woodlands and coastal ridge lines with stunning panoramic vistas of the Pacific Ocean stretching from the Irish Hills to Point Sal.
Located just off California’s scenic Highway 101, existing access off Mattie Road provides an ideal location for establishing visitor parking with ample room for horse trailers. Additionally, trails on the Pismo Preserve will provide connections to and from several major hiking and biking trails.
The Pismo Preserve will be open daily at 6 AM. The Preserve will close at 7 PM from November-February, and 9:30 PM March-October. GATES CLOSE at closing time. If you are locked in, your car will be locked in the parking lot until 6 AM the following morning.
Entrance to the Preserve is FREE.