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Harmony Headlands State Park
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Cayucos, California   93430

Phone: 805-772-7434
Harmony Headlands SP is a 784 acre coastal park located approximately 5 minutes north of the coastal community of Cayucos in San Luis Obispo County on Highway One. The park unit number is #745.

The park is open for day use hiking from 6am to sunset. A small parking lot is visible along the west side adjacent to the southbound lane of Highway One. The parking lot can accommodate approximately 10 vehicles.

A one and half mile trail from the parking lot extends west to coastal marine terrace grassland with steep hills and panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean.

There are no services available other than a portable restroom next to a small historic ranch house near the beginning of the trail. Cell phone service is sparse.

A group of State Park Volunteers walk the park and provide information to the hiking public and assist State Parks with monitoring park activities and reporting emergencies.

History of the Area
The park spans 784 acres. It was a private ranch until acquired by American Land Conservancy (ALC) in 2003. The ALC transferred it to State Parks Department of California in 2006. Officially opened for public use on November 21, 2008, its landscape includes marine terrace grasslands and coastal scrub habitats.

Harmony Headlands State Park is located near Atascadero, Los Osos and Morro Bay

- Harmony Headlands Trail: A 4.5-mile round trip trail, offers panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and rolling hills.

- Coastal Access Trail: This is a short spur off from the main trail that leads to an overlook with stunning coastal vistas.

- Meadow View Loop: Approximately one mile in length, this loop provides hikers with beautiful wildflower displays during springtime and sweeping meadow landscapes year-round.

- Marine Terrace Overlook Spur: Less than half a mile long; it branches off from the main trail leading towards breathtaking oceanic viewpoints over marine terraces.

- Northern Extension Route : An unmarked path extending northwards beyond official trails for experienced hikers only due to its rugged terrain.

- Southern Boundary Pathway : Another unofficial route along park's southern boundary offering solitude amidst natural beauty but requires good navigation skills as there are no signposts or markers here.

- Wildlife Viewing Area Trails : Short paths branching out at various points on primary routes providing opportunities for birdwatching and wildlife spotting especially around dawn or dusk when animals are most active.

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Directions from Los Angeles, California:

- Start on US-101 N.
- Continue for approximately 200 miles.
- Take exit 203B towards Morro Bay/CA Hwy1/Hearst Castle.

From San Francisco, California:

- Begin by getting onto I80-E and continue until you reach CA37-W
- Follow signs to merge onto US101-S via the ramp to San Rafael/San Jose
- After about 230 miles take Exit 231A toward Hearst Castle/Morro Bay

Once in Morro Bay:

From Main Street:

- Turn right at Atascadero Road (signs will indicate Harmony Headlands State Park)
- Drive straight ahead till you see a parking lot.

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