This moderate hike offers some of the best views of Pismo Beach, Shell Beach, and Avila Beach. Be prepared for some steep inclines. If you want, this trail can be connected with Shell Beach Bluff Trail for a full loop.


Cave Landing Trailhead: Head west on Avila Beach Drive and turn left on Cave Landing Road until you get to the parking area.

Shell Beach Trailhead: South on Shell Beach Road and the trailhead is on Cave Landing Road right before El Porto Drive. 

Distance: 2.75 miles (loop)

Difficulty: Medium

Elevation: 750 feet