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Fantastic trail for walking and family bike rides

Do yourself a favor and start this trail on Ontario Rd so you get the full trail. It's mostly flat... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Atascadero, California
Serene little trail

My husband and I biked this trail on a tandem cruiser (with not so great gears) from Avila beach to... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2018
Gina O
Davenport, California
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Ontario Road, Avila Beach, CA 93406
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Do yourself a favor and start this trail on Ontario Rd so you get the full trail. It's mostly flat and just about anyone can enjoy it. You can stop and eat a little something at Woodstone Grill on the way or take it to...More

Thank CoastalCaliGinger
Reviewed 18 August 2018

My husband and I biked this trail on a tandem cruiser (with not so great gears) from Avila beach to the upper parking lot. It was an easy ride, mostly flat and lots of pretty creek and golf course views. It was mid-morning so the...More

4  Thank Gina O
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

We live in San Luis Obispo and I have been on the Bob Jones Trail a couple of times. I love it. There is no better bike ride than on a tree lined path from a parking lot to Avila Beach. There is a parking...More

1  Thank mdsarch
Reviewed 6 July 2018

This trail is amazing. It is great for walking or riding your bike. Very peaceful and dog friendly also. Highly recommended.

Thank Romi M
Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

First of all, I love Avila Beach. This paved pathway from town through a golf course and along a river is quite lovely. Just a little incline makes it a good walk Lots of joggers, bikers, strollers and families You can make it a nice...More

Thank Jocelyn B
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

I haven't ridden a bike but walked this trail. Loved it but don't expect bathrooms. There is a little playground halfway and you'll probably want to go earlier when it's not so hot. It's a great morning or evening workout, there are decent hills so...More

2  Thank 303abbieg
Reviewed 4 June 2018

The Bob Jones walk/bike trail starts at the 101 and ends at Avila Beach and is a "Must do!" It meanders alongside the river underneath the trees, courses through a golf course, over the river and is very pleasant. Don't know why anyone would bike...More

1  Thank Dennis F F
Reviewed 29 April 2018

Don't miss this beautiful hike that starts just across the street from the aquarium. It's flat and picturesque, and there's a deli along the way with outside eating for a relaxing break.

Thank ebene
Reviewed 18 April 2018

Great ride from parking lot near Freeway thru the country side and farms of the Avila Valley along side the creek and thru a golf course.Wonderful ride on a paved path with no cars anywhere near it and you end up at Avila Beach with...More

9  Thank harveymushman99
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed biking on this trail. We saw many walkers. It was so nice to ride our bikes without worrying about cars and the scenery was beautiful.

Thank Joannelaw110
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28 August 2018|
Response from Gina O | Reviewed this property |
The section that we rode from Avila beach to the park and ride lot is 5 miles round-trip.
Charlene G
15 June 2018|
Response from harveymushman99 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Yes there is a small place to get some food and drinks right along the path and creek about half way to the beach....
14 June 2018|
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Response from Paul A | Reviewed this property |
It's a great start to the ride in Avila Beach. We rented E-Bikes from Pedego for the whole family and everyone had fun. The electric assist motor can be used as much or as little as you'd like in bikes of different styles... More