Reservoir Canyon Trail

EASY 82 reviews

Reservoir Canyon Trail is a 5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near San Luis Obispo, California that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

5.0 miles 1348 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

cave

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
6 days ago

16 days ago

Since it's been raining we were able to see a nice waterfall. We were not able to do most of the trail though because the dirt pathway was flooded with water and we did not have water boots. Definitely will be coming back to attempt again.

23 days ago

3 miles up. Worth the view.

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1 month ago

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Such a beautiful hike! Perfect to visit with friends and family. It's a great workout and enjoyed every step of the way.

1 month ago

Great scenery

1 month ago

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Great workout with amazing views!

3 months ago

Love this trail! A great challenge if you choose the steep route and the views at the top are amazing. From The city of San Luis, the bay, and Pismo beach strand. There is quite a bit of poison oak at the beginning, but is avoidable. once you get to the grassy area there isn't any. Mostly single track and not a lot of traffic.

hiking
3 months ago

4th time completing this trail. The guide states "easy"... Not easy after the swing. I'd say moderate to hard depending o. Your conditioning. Today I did the trail with my 50 liter Osprey, loaded for 3 days excursion. 3 liters of water in my hydration bladder. The trip up as usual was a workout. We took the new Summit trail from the pink tower down to the parking area. This trail is shorter than the original trail. Scenic and not too steep.

4 months ago

5 months ago

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6 months ago

6 months ago

The first mile follows a creek and is easy. Then it abruptly turns uphill and is moderate to strenuous to the top of the ridge. Excellent for conditioning with outrageous views. Do not hike this trail in wet conditions.

7 months ago

7 months ago

7 months ago

Moderate, not easy but fun and a mix of flat trail and rocky climbs.

hiking
8 months ago