The Bob Jones Trail is the City to the Sea bike trail that follows the Pacific Coast Railroad right-of-way along the San Luis Obispo Creek to Avila Beach. Starts at the parking lot right off the 101 freeway by Avila Hot Springs Resort and ends near the beach in downtown Avila. This trail is great for walking, jogging, skating, biking, etc. The trail offers so much to look at, filled with nature and activity all around. There is a cute resturant on the trail, which offers great food and wine. The trail travels along a golf course and a bridge that crosses the water. It ends at the beach/promenade in downtown Avila Beach. Here at Bob Jones Trail, you will learn the history of it and what is going on around it.
The "Bob Jones" City to the Sea Trail is a project that began over a decade ago. The Trail is named after Bob Jones, an advocate for conservation of San Luis Obispo Creek. He also served on the Land Conservancy’s Board of Trustees after a long career in environmental protection.
The trail is about 8 miles and will join the surrounding communities of San Luis Obispo, CA and Avila Beach, CA. The trail is much more than a simple transportation route, it has become an opportunity for local residents and visitors to experience the beauty of the Avila Beach and San Luis Obispo areas. It is a place to take a leisurely stroll or bike ride, walk your pets or spend an afternoon picnicing along the trail. Enjoy the views of the Avila Valley and experience the wonders of San Luis Obispo Creek. In addition there is wine tasting in Avila Beach, a Farmer's Market during the warm wheather months and the beautiful Avila Bay Club is just off the trail.
The trail will support the City of San Luis Obispo’s Greenbelt. It is a project for the Land Conservancy because it embodies so many of the Conservancy’s conservation goals. Success of the trail will support conservation of San Luis Obispo Creek, the steelhead trout habitat, floodplain, and agricultural lands.