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Hearst San Simeon State Park

The coastal bluffs and promontories of this scenic park offer unobstructed views of the ocean and rocky shore. The park includes the Santa Rosa Creek Natural Preserve, the San Simeon Natural Preserve and the Pa-nu Cultural Preserve. The park is located just north of Cambria on Highway One. Phone (805) 927-2020 for more information.

San Simeon Creek Campground: Three campsites with accessibly designed tables on small firm pads are usable (#41, #45, and #73). Toilet facilities and showers are generally accessible. All routes to the four restroom/shower buildings are accessible.

Washburn Primitive Campground: Three campsites are generally accessible. All have firm surfaces and accessible fire rings. Assistance may be needed with water access. Toilets are usable. Routes of travel from designated accessible sites are paved and generally accessible.

The Moonstone Boardwalk is an ‘out-and-back’ accessible trail that is 0.96 miles each way. The accessible section is between the boat ramp near Leffingwell Landing and the entrance road to the Santa Rosa day use area. The surface is wood. The trail is generally flat at less than 5% slopes with intermittent sections between 5% to 10%. There are several benches with companion space adjacent and interpretive signage along the boardwalk with a few spurs to steps to the beach below.

The San Simeon Trail is an ‘out-and-back’ generally accessible trail that is 0.6 miles each way.

The Elephant Seal Boardwalk/Trail is an ‘out-and-back generally accessible boardwalk/trail that is 0.4 miles each way. The boardwalk/trail provides viewing of the elephant seals on the beach below..

Accessible Trail Data
Trail Name Running Slope Cross Slope Trail Width Trail Surface
Moonstone Boardwalk 2% Average 0.5% Average 5 FT Average Wood
10% Maximum 2% Maximum 5 FT Minimum
San Simeon Trail 4 FT Average Wood/Aggregate
10% Maximum 5% Maximum 3 FT Minimum

Virtual Photo Walk is a non-profit organization that harnesses the power of the internet and mobile communications to enable the disabled infirm and those isolated and hospitalized – young and old – to visit distant places. More information is available by visiting Virtual Photo Walks.

Archived Virtual Photo Walks that took place at Hearst San Simeon SP include the exploration of the Piedras Blancas Elephant Seal Rookery and San Simeon Bay.

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