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Best trails in San Luis Reservoir State Recreation Area

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Explore the most popular trails in San Luis Reservoir State Recreation Area with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Nestled in the grassy hills of the western San Joaquin Valley near historic Pacheco Pass, San Luis Reservoir State Recreation Area is noted for boating, board sailing, camping, and picnicking. But its anglers who find the units three lakes most inviting. The area around San Luis Reservoir and O'Neill Forebay is often very windy, and winds can come up quite suddenly. Watch the wind warning lights at the Basalt entrance station, Quien Sabe Point, and Romero Visitor Center. On the forebay, wind warning lights are located at the Medeiros boat ramp and above the South Beach picnic area at San Luis Creek. Summer temperatures here average in the mid-90s and occasionally exceed 100 but evenings are usually cool and pleasant. Rainfall averages eight to nine inches a year, mostly between November and April. In winter, temperatures seldom go below freezing, and tule fogs are frequent. In the spring, the golden-brown hills are coated with a fleeting green, highlighted by bursts of wildflowers colors. HOURS OF OPERATION: On-season hours: (April 1-Sept 30): 6am-8pm Off-season hours: (Nov 1-Feb 28): 6am-6pm Spring hours (March 1-March 31): 6am-7pm Fall hours (Oct 1-Oct 31): 6am-7pm

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Map of trails in San Luis Reservoir State Recreation Area
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#1 - Lone Oak Trail
San Luis Reservoir State Recreation Area
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Length: 6.8 mi • Est. 3 h 27 m
Lone Oak Trail is a 6.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Los Banos, California and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-Show more