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Centennial Trail is a 1.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Paso Robles, California that features beautiful wild flowers 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.

Length 1.9 mi Elevation gain 82 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Wheelchair friendly

Kid friendly

Stroller friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Road biking

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Forest

Paved

Views

Wild flowers

City walk

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Centennial Trail is a paved multi-use trail that runs through Centennial Park and adjacent open space on the east side of Paso Robles, California. The trail begins from the end of Lana Street, where a vehicle barrier bars access to the trail. The path is wide and paved the entire way, making it ideal for bicycles. From the trailhead, the trail descends through an open forest of coast live oak trees along an intermittent stream that usually only has water in it during the wet winter months. You soon reach Centennial Park, which has restrooms, picnic tables, and a popular swimming pool. Just past a wooden bridge, turn left at a junction to stay on the main path. The trail passes below the facilities of Centennial Park, then briefly rises up to a crossing of Nickerson Drive. A crosswalk is available and traffic is usually light in this area. On the other side of the street, continue down through the open oak forest, eventually reaching the end of the trail at Mohawk Court. The return trip is all uphill, but the gradient is so slight as to hardly be noticeable. This is a pleasant walk any time of year, although in the hot summer months you will want to visit early in the morning before it gets too hot. There is some shade along the route, but for the most part you will be out in the open. For an extended trip, turn left on Mohawk Court at the end of the trail and walk down to a crossing of busy South River Road. On the opposite side, continue on Navajo Avenue for two blocks to pick up the Salinas River Parkway, which runs along the road at this point.

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Reviews (32)
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Gabriela Fernandez
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Hiking

Boring trail, and super easy and quick. Not really a trail since it’s in a park and you’re still surrounded by cars and buildings.

Eiko Garner
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Hiking

Quiet, easy walk. Some shades. We started near Albertsons area. Peaceful

Kelly S.
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Hiking

Good for a quick, easy run. Wide paved trail. 1.9 miles each way.

Donna Golembeski
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Hiking

Beautiful trail for a dog walk. Abundant trees and birds. Highly recommend

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Chelsea Allred
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Quiet, paved trail. Great for young children.

Steph Byars
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Hiking

I thoroughly enjoyed this wide, paved trail. There were a few people on the trail walking with their leashed, well behaved smaller dogs. Weather was perfect and the scenery was truly lovely. It was a perfect hike for this 50+ year old, not in perfect shape ladybug to get out and stretch my legs and fortify my heart and soul. So glad I found it.

Carlos Salvatierra Duran
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Nice for an early morning run.

Frank Kehl
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First to Review

Centennial Trail is a paved multi-use trail that runs through Centennial Park and adjacent open space on the east side of Paso Robles, California. The trail begins from the end of Lana Street, where a vehicle barrier bars access to the trail. The path is wide and paved the entire way, making it ideal for bicycles. From the trailhead, the trail descends through an open forest of coast live oak trees along an intermittent stream that usually only has water in it during the wet winter months. You soon reach Centennial Park, which has restrooms, picnic tables, and a popular swimming pool. Just past a wooden bridge, turn left at a junction to stay on the main path. The trail passes below the facilities of Centennial Park, then briefly rises up to a crossing of Nickerson Drive. A crosswalk is available and traffic is usually light in this area. On the other side of the street, continue down through the open oak forest, eventually reaching the end of the trail at Mohawk Court. The return trip is all uphill, but the gradient is so slight as to hardly be noticeable. This is a pleasant walk any time of year, although in the hot summer months you will want to visit early in the morning before it gets too hot. There is some shade along the route, but for the most part you will be out in the open. For an extended trip, turn left on Mohawk Court at the end of the trail and walk down to a crossing of busy South River Road. On the opposite side, continue on Navajo Avenue for two blocks to pick up the Salinas River Parkway, which runs along the road at this point.

Kate Straus
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Tim Ruder
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Haley McJunkins
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Jozi Wimberley
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Paige Gee
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Chandra Needelman
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Amanda Estes
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Mike Conant
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Mackenzie Burke
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David Belanger
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David Belanger
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Diana Widdows
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Jewels Chreene
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Misty Flint
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Jewels Chreene
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Angela Lopez
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Bernard Philipps
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Morgan Condict
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Michele Goebel
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Julia Brown
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Isaac Clocherty
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Agnes E.
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