Portola Point hike is only about two miles long and located just off hwy 1. This short hike gives a 320 ft elevation gain and great views of the Morro Bay area. A morro is the heart of an ancient volcano, Morro Bay in California is named for the huge morro rock located right off the coast. However, there are several more (depending on your count) of these morros in the area. If you're driving through on hwy 1, this is a great place to stop, get out of the car and stretch your legs to get a fantastic birds-eye view of the area.