Islay Hill Trail

MODERATE 8 reviews
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Islay Hill Trail is a 1.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near San Luis Obispo, CA. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking.

1.7 miles 523 feet Out & Back

hiking

The easternmost hill in the Central Coast chain known as The Nine Sisters. A narrow dirt path switchbacks across the north side of the hill. At the top are great views of San Luis Obispo and The Edna Valley. Also at the top, a 10ft climbing pole for extra views

hiking
4 months ago

Great little hike! We went early in the morning and it was a quick 30 minute or less hike! You can climb up the pole at the top to get a better view or everything. I love the little notebook at the top where people can write name, date, where they are from, etc! Perfect for trail running!

6 months ago

Good quick exercise hike, go early to beat breeze. Worth the time

7 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

Nothing to look at until you reach the summit. Kind of boring.

hiking
1 year ago

Nice little hill to climb with a rewarding view of Edna Valley. This is a great short hike if you're pressed for time. I often come right after work on weekdays and catch the sunset from the top.

hiking
1 year ago

Great trail for a fairly quick workout (less than 1 hour total). It gets your legs, lungs, & heart going; not to mention your eyes when you reach the top. Fantastic 360° views of San Luis Obispo and the Edna Valley.

hiking
4 years ago

Short, steep and boring.

hiking
4 years ago

A hill in a suburban area, odd to park at a cul-de-sac to get to the trail head. The first half of the trail winds through grassy fields along the North base. The second half is narrow and runs along the very edge of the mountain. Careful if you're afraid of heights. Some overgrown sage bushes hang into the path. There's a nice circle with a log to sit on at the top along with the climbing pole. Great views 360 degrees. A lot of fun!