Froom Canyon - Irish Hills Preserve is a 4.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near San Luis Obispo, California that features a waterfall. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, trail running, and mountain biking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
A loop trail on the northeast end of the Irish Hills. This trail is good for hikers and mountain bikers. Part of the trail is old mining road so it is very rocky in places. Moderate ability needed.
Was a good hike, pretty easy for me and my son. Steep at first but totally doable for all ages.
I love Irish Hills. There are so many different trails you can go so many different directions and you never get bored
Not sure where this trail starts. There are so many intersecting trails. You can start at the Perfumo Rd trail head or the Madonna Rd trail head or the Johnson Ranch trail head. There are a lot of fingers, so you can pick your length.
Though it starts out at the edge of the sprawl of SLO's commercial center, this loop breaks into the wilderness right off the bat. The trails are well maintained and have wooden crossing bridges throughout - perfect for running, biking or walking. I started on Mariposa which has a good coverage of oak trees for the first half-mile or so and then leads on to a uncovered maintenance road near the top. There are a few power lines throughout the summit, but the view of Bishop Peak, Cerro San Luis and a few of the other Seven Sisters are worth it. On the other side of the loop is Poppy Trail/Froom Creek Trail, which cuts into the canyon. Really a nice trail overall with how easy it is to access.
I go here often. I like going off into the different trails