Pismo Preserve

The Pismo Preserve is open daily dawn to dusk, except for rain days.

More details can be found here: https://lcslo.org/pismo-preserve/

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.

One-Way Trails: All trail loops will be one-way only, with all hikes/rides beginning on the south side of the property below the restrooms and main kiosk, and ending at the northern end of the parking lot. Please see our updated trail map for more information.

Horse Trailer Access: Equestrian access can be reserved, as usual, through our online reservation system. Three horse-trailer parking spots will be reservable daily. Horse Trailer Tuesdays are cancelled until further notice. HTTs (normally the 1st Tuesday of each month) will resume when we resume normal operating hours.

Additional Information and Reminders:

  • Restrooms will be cleaned on a daily basis.
  • Please pack out ALL trash.
  • Keep dogs on-leash at all times.
  • No SMOKING, FIRES or FIREWORKS of any kind, at any time.
  • No camping or overnight parking.

Entrance to the Preserve is FREE.

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