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 rated as moderate. 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.
dogs on leash
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.
3 miles up. Worth the view.
Such a beautiful hike! Perfect to visit with friends and family. It's a great workout and enjoyed every step of the way.
Great workout with amazing views!
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.
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.
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.
Moderate, not easy but fun and a mix of flat trail and rocky climbs.