Ontario Ridge Trail

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Ontario Ridge Trail is a rugged, sometimes-steep track crossing a 700-foot hill above the Shell Beach bluff, with spectacular ocean views. Start at the Shell Beach trailhead or at Cave Landing in Avila Beach and hike the full loop. Along the way you’ll be surrounded by coastal sage on a rugged trail, passing views of Pirate’s Cove, Avila Valley, San Luis Obispo, Shell Beach and beyond.



  • Kid Friendly
  • Dog Friendly
  • Outdoor Activities & State Parks
  • Free Things To Do
  • Hikes, Guided Walks & Boardwalks
  • Picnic
  • Beaches