Pismo Preserve

MPORTANT NOTICE: Beginning July 6 the Pismo Preserve will be open dawn to dusk on weekdays ONLY. All trails are ONE WAY and some have been temporarily closed. Please see our new trail map for more information https://www.lcslo.org/pismotrailmap. If physical distancing is not respected, or if local cases begin to increase, we may close the Preserve again with short notice.


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At 880 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 ridgelines 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 Land Conservancy Team is working as quickly as possible to accomplish the many requirements necessary to fully open the Pismo Preserve. Thank You for your continued patience and support!

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