Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Tiki Head in Morro Bay State Park

Tiki Head is a rock in the Cerro Cabrillo Area of Morro Bay State Park in San Luis Obispo County, California. The rock can be accessed in about an hour by taking Quarry Trail, starting at the Quarry Traihead just off South Bay Blvd. You'll get the best impression of its head-like appearance from the upper part of Quarry Trail. To reach the head, you'll need to do the short, but steep climb on Cerro Cabrillo Trail through low chaparral. This hike also provides exciting views of the estuary, the Sand Split and the distant hills of Montaña de Oro State Park. There are different ways or detours possible for returning to from where you started by including Live Oak Trail or parts of Park Ridge Trail in your hiking route.

Getting there
From Highway 1, take the South Bay Boulevard exit. Drive south past the intersection with State Park Road. After less than a mile, the Quarry Trailhead parking lot is coming up to your left.

[1] Morro Bay State Park.
[2] Black Hill Trail Map.

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