Hike up Black Hill trail in Morro Bay

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

Morro Bay National Estuary Program takes hikers on panoramic view of the estuary

Morro Bay, Black Hill trail, Morro Bay National Estuary Program

The Morro Bay National Estuary Program is hosting a morning hike up Black Hill trail on April 3; view the Morro Bay Estuary, the sand spit, and the hills of nearby Montaña de Oro State Park.

Community members and visitors are invited to join Lexie Bell, Assistant Director for the Morro Bay National Estuary Program, on a morning hike on the short and somewhat steep trail up Black Hill starting at 9 a.m. on Thursday, April 3.

Black Hill, the last peak in the volcanic series before Morro Rock, has a trail that tours a little of everything—chaparral, eucalyptus, oaks, pines, and coastal shrubs. From the mountain’s 640-foot summit, view the Morro Bay Estuary, the sand spit, and the hills of nearby Montaña de Oro State Park.

In addition to the enjoying panoramic views of the estuary and watershed, hikers will hear about the geography of this region, as well as restoration and protection efforts both completed and underway. Celebrate and learn about the health of Morro Bay, as well as local wildlife, sea life, and the sensitive estuarine environment.

For more information, call (805) 772-3834.

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