Bowden Ranch a.k.a Highschool Hill

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Bowden Ranch a.k.a Highschool Hill is a 4.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near San Luis Obispo, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. 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.

DISTANCE
4.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1391 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

Trail head is located at the top of Lizzy St. This is the segment that runs from the TH to the red tower located above SLO High school. Although this trail is relatively short, its rather steep and constant gradient make it somewhat taxing in the climb, and hard on the knees during descent.

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Steep and somewhat rocky trail up. Tough on knees on the way back. Trekking poles will really help.

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4 months ago

Hard hike but worth the effort once you get to he top.

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10 months ago

Trail Closed :( Heads up if you're trying to go in Jan.

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10 months ago

I went on a day after there was a huge rain storm, but nonetheless, despite the mud and muck the view from the top was gorgeous. There is almost a complete 360 view from the end point of this hike and it was completely worth the extra 5lbs of mud stuck to my shoe!

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

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Saturday, January 02, 2016

Great workout! It is really steep which makes the views SO rewarding!

Friday, November 13, 2015