W.R. Hearst State Beach to San Simeon Point
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December 1st, 2007 – by: dansgirl1978
What a wonderful and gorgeous trail!! By far one of my favorites! Unfortunately the batteries in my camera died before the most beautiful part of this trail, but I will go back so I'll add those photos at some point. We purchased a book at a local bookstore here in Atascadero called "Ann's Books" titled "Day Hikes on the Central Coast" 71 Great Hikes by Robert Stone. This book has an easy layout and I highly recommend it. We've heard about this particular trail from a few people but were unsure of where it was located because it is not marked at all.
The view as you near the point is beautiful. One of the most fascinating things that we saw was a huge and old eucalyptus tree that was growing towards the ground. It looked like something out of Lord of the Rings. I was actually able to sit on one of the huge branches and sit sheltered. Once we reached what we thought was the end of the trail we realized that the trails goes off to the right down a tunnel of trees right out of a fairy-tale. We continued along that path but decided to take one of the many little paths that branch off of the main one. We were so rewarded!! At the end of these shorter path is an unimpeded view of the point and the coast line. It was stunning!!!!
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