El Moro Elfin Forest
North East end of Los Osos
2 miles south of the city of Morro Bay
Los Osos, California
The El Moro Elfin Forest in Los Osos, adjacent to the Morro Bay estuary, is a 90-acre natural area belonging to San Luis Obispo County Parks and California State Parks.
A 4/5 mile boardwalk loop, constructed in 1999, provides access for young and old, walkers and wheelchair users, and protects the Forest's sensitive habitat.
The Los Osos / Morro Bay Chapter of Small Wilderness Area Preservation (SWAP), after being the prime mover in securing the lands, "adopted" the Forest in 1994. The Chapter continues to remove invasive plants, provide erosion control, and conduct plant revegetation projects through its Conservation Committee and "Weed Warriors." SWAP also sponsors monthly Third Saturday nature walks and educational walks for local schools.
Dogs must be kept on a leash at all times--on the boardwalk or designated trails in the Elfin Forest. Mutt Mitts are provided for your convenience at each entrance to clean up after your dog.