Flora and Fauna of the Salinas River Walk
The trail: Salinas River Walk in Paso Robles. From San Luis Obispo, take Highway 101 north to Paso Robles. Take the Spring Street exit, turn right on Niblick Road, and then take another right on S. River Road. Turn right on Riverbank Lane and follow that to Lawrence Moore Park, where there is plenty of street parking.
Distance: 2 miles from Lawrence Moore Park to the Charolais Road.
Tips: It can get very hot in Paso Robles, which is the most difficult part of the walk, so don’t forget your water.
Dogs: Allowed on a leash. Poop baggies available on the route.
Parking: Free street parking at Lawrence Moore Park, at the south end of the River Walk.
Facilities: Bathrooms available in Lawrence Moore Park, but they’re closed on weekdays.
Description: The Salinas River Walk is a flat, wheelchair-accessible hike along a stretch of the Salinas River in Paso Robles. You can choose to hike the full 2 miles up to north Paso, or wander around the meandering trails and loops near Lawrence Moore Park if you prefer a shorter hike. It’s a simple and picturesque walk, with plenty of song birds, chirping insects and flowering poppies to stimulate the senses and views of the Salinas riverbed.