“Gibraltor of the Pacific”
Morro Rock State Historic Landmark was formed about 23 million years ago from the plugs of long-extinct volcanoes. Member of the “Nine Sisters” of volcanic plugs. Home of nesting Peregrine Falcons. Closed to any climbing or disturbance. Morro Rock was an important navigational aid for mariners for over 300 years as it height of 576 feet made it the most visible in a chain of nine peaks. Portuguese explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo named the rock “El Morro” in 1542. In Spanish "Morro" means crown shaped hill.Morro Rock, sometimes called the “Gibraltor of the Pacific,” is the last peak which extends from San Luis Obispo to Morro Bay.
Such a peaceful place to come and spend a few hours. Just stopped here and the local otters love to put on a show for people. There’s also a bunch of grind squirrels that hang out here, who’ve apparently been very well fed.
This wasn't on my list of things to visit, but I'm so glad I saw this. The views are exceptional.
Nice walkway along the rock, good place to see otters, seals, and birds.
Beautiful place! Bring a jacket. Watch for seals, too. Very popular for surfing.
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Morro Rock State Preserve
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