amazing easy hike

Easy trail. Bog thistle trail is only moderately steep. Lots of ridge hiking. Cool views of Mt Bishop as well as Madonna. At the top is Morro view with a bench to enjoy the view!

Like hiking this trail often great views at the top

There were no previous comments for this hike so thought I would add one. This was a really pleasant hike although much of the trail is pretty rocky. Nice amount of elevation gain to get some good views of the valley and even out to Morro Rock. It's not as much of a loop as it is an out and back, but that's ok.
I was really was not expecting to see wildflowers with how dry it's been, but was pleasantly surprised that there were still quite a few out. Also the cool ocean breeze keeps the temperature very pleasant for hiking.
We followed the signs to Morro Rock view and found a nice bench to rest on while enjoying the view before heading back down. The whole hike was just under 4 miles.

Long and rocky in places but good view

Looked like a pretty hike but it's not actually dog friendly so we went to Cerro Alto instead.

6 months ago

Wonderful walk. Lots of wild flowers. Friendly horses grazing. Fun.

We took the whole family, this is a great hike for all!!

Good trail. Took the loop thru old lemon trees. Trail is narrow with grooves from bikes.

7 months ago

Not too hard of a hike, pretty mellow over all! Beautiful creek, shady trails, and a beautiful view at the top!!

11 months ago

A good workout

Good exercise and I like that's it's short and the trail head is right off the freeway, so it's great if you only have a few hours not the whole day. The 360 degree views from the top were great, and it's fun to see a birds eye view of SLO and how it's laid out. But the trail itself seemed a little boring to me, just dry shrub and up, up, up at a fairly consistent incline; I prefer a little more up and down, and more trees just for some variety.

Great hike and views from the top. Toughest part is at the beginning.

Good walk. My three year old daughter and my husband were with me. I had to carry her half of the way so it made it more challenging. It is a nice trail to use when you have your kids with you. Sometimes there are horses walking around too.

Tough enough to get your heart rate up. Easy enough to do with decently in shape children. Be aware of your route as there are finger routes that can take hours to correct after an exploratory wrong turn. But eventually you will get back down. :) good news is there are always people coming and someone will help you if you need it. Wear well treaded hiking shoes because areas of the trail are loose, making it easy to lose your footing. I slipped 3 times.

Easy trail. Dog friendly. Can be warm on a nice day but can get pretty windy.

Love hiking Madonna Mnt! Especially before sunrise & sitting at the top watching the sun rise & being above the clouds! SOOO cool! Love it.