Pismo Preserve

The Land Conservancy is very excited to announce that we will be re-opening the Pismo Preserve on June 1st at 4pm.

Limited Days and Hours: Until further notice, the Pismo Preserve will open Monday thru Friday 6am-Dusk instead of 4pm - dusk . The preserve will NOT be open on Saturday or Sunday.

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.

We are monitoring news about COVID-19 closely and may close the Preserve again if proper physical distancing is not followed, or if local cases begin to increase. We ask that out-of-county visitors consider waiting until your local shelter at home orders have lifted before visiting the Pismo Preserve. Thank you for your cooperation and for helping us keep the trails open for all to enjoy.


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.

Entrance to the Preserve is FREE.