Poly Canyon Loop Trail

MODERATE 9 reviews
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Poly Canyon Loop Trail is a 7.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near San Luis Obispo, CA that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

7.1 miles 1312 feet Loop

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2 hours ago

hiking
5 months ago

hard to find the trail. Have to park on Truckee road, and then walk down the hill to village drive to find poly canyon. It was a hot day and there is almost zero shade. Bring lots of water. Tons of cool structures to see that amazed the kids. Took a cooler path back to the car that went through the trees right next to the creek. Not very scenic, but the buildings created by poly students made it interesting and worth while

hiking
5 months ago

Deffinatly recomended for thoes just getting into hiking and for a great family hike. Dogs are allowed while on leash but watch out for the poison oak on sides of trails. There is also a lot of tall weeds so if you have your dog check for ticks.
The path is a bit hard to find and parking is a bit confusing but we finally figured it out.
To get to the Architecture Grave Yard follow the main road all the way to the end and enter through the rock entry. Don't get side tracked by the other foot paths although they are fun and worth it but do not loop around to the main trail.

6 months ago

Trails are not clearly marked so it can be difficult to find

6 months ago

hiking
1 year ago

Great family time. Easy, level surface access road. Didn't realize the "trailhead" is smack dab inside the Cal Poly campus. Parking was just south of the entrance. Campus police officer stopped by the parking lot and was very nice. The structures provided tons of fun and photo ops for the kids. Would definitely do this hike again. Thx

hiking
3 years ago

This is a wonderful trail for students and their parents alike. The architectural graveyard at the end is educational and fun. We managed to see a tarantula and quite a number of goats along the trail. It's an easy track for hikers, joggers, bikers, and horseback riders. It only rises 300 feet to the top of the exhibit.

hiking
3 years ago

I hiked poly canyon to the architectural grave yard and it was pretty cool at the end of the hike there are a bunch of cool structures to climb on and take pictures of

hiking
3 years ago

This is an easy trail that is incredibly beautiful in the Spring (late Feb - April) when the wildflowers are in bloom. One of the great features of this trail are the remnants of 1970s Architecture and Engineering projects left by past Cal Poly classes. Some amazing structures of imagination!