“A typically rocky West Cuesta Ridge descent.”
— Peter Aumann
Morning Glory starts inconspicuously as the continuation of Botanical
at a junction with an old mining road. The trail immediately drops into a set of tight, moderately rocky turns that end in a sudden creek crossing and momentum-robbing steep uphill (mile 0.4).
The trail continues nearly flat for a bit, then drops off steeply into a loose traverse and switchback. A second short flat section leads to a fast straight section and a second set of tight switchbacks and the rocky crossing of a second creek (mile 1.3). A climb out of the creek and flat section are finished by a short drop down to the bottom of Shooters
Common access routes to Morning Glory are from Hwy 101 via TV Tower Rd
, or from Cal Poly via Stenner Creek
, and TV Tower Rd
Note: The above mentioned old mining road and others that lead off of the Botanical
and Morning Glory trails traverse California Army National Guard and/or California Men's Colony (prison) land. Trespassing carries a hefty fine, if not worse.