One has many riding trail options available from the Morro Dunes Trail which skirts Montana de Oro State Park. The primary trail takes you along the tip of the back bay then over the sand spit to the ocean on the west side. Sharon Jantzen explores this trail ride location.
Morro Bay Quarry Trail Ride: You will encounter other hikers and bikers and the occasional horseback rider(s) as you enjoy this area. Wildlife sightings of foxes, snakes and birds are quite possible. The sweeping vista views include the far hills of Montana de Oro, Los Osos and down the valley towards Laguna Lake in San Luis Obispo. Sharon Jantzen explores this SLO County horse trail option and provides the details of how to get there and where to go.
To your left Morro Rock rises out of the ocean reaching towards to sky. To your right the shoreline leads you to the sleepy coastal town of Cayucos. These are the options before you on a beach ride at Morro Strand State Beach. Sharon Jantzen explores the entire length of Morro Strand State Beach and provides valuable information so you can enjoy it via horseback.
If you’re looking for a unique way to show off our beautiful SLO County to your friends and family, or if you are visiting from out of town, you may very likely be without enough horses to go on your own – in this case, a guided trail ride is perfect! Chanel Jensen updates our SLO County Guided Trail Rides list.
The conversation we started in the truck we carried onto the trail. Along the way we marveled at the vista views of the lake and surrounding foothills, the moss-draped oak trees providing frequent shade canopies, and the wildlife sharing the environment with us. Sharon Jantzen gets out on the Duna Vista Loop Trail at Lopez Lake.