Cerro Alto Trail

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Cerro Alto Trail is a 4.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Morro Bay, California that features a river 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.

4.7 miles 1719 feet Loop

dogs on leash

birding

camping

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Water and restrooms on site. Max 2 vehicles per campsite.

3 days ago

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7 days ago

Great trail, not too steep and great views! From the top a clear view of Morro rock and bay and watched the fog come sweeping in! Just keep in mind there is $10 charge to enter the park!

8 days ago

9 days ago

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2 months ago

This is an amazing hike if you're looking to get a great workout. Love it!

hiking
2 months ago

Cerro Alto Trail is starts at the Cerro Alto Campground in the Los Padres National Forest about in between Morro Bay and Atascadero on CA-41. The trail is between 4.5 to 6 miles long depending on the starting point. It is a very steep trail, with an elevation gain of about 1650ft. However, the view from the summit, especially on a clear day is absolutely worth it. You can see the California Central Coast from stretching from at least Cayucos to San Louis Obispo with rolling hills in the backdrop. This is one of the few trails in the area which is dog friendly.

2 months ago

This is a great, and difficult trail. But the views at the top are worth it. On a clear day you get a perfect view of Morro Bay all the way to San Luis Obispo. This trail is in between Atascadero and Morro Bay on highway 41 (also known as Morro road). It's far away from Goleta, CA.

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2 months ago

2 months ago

Fantastic view! We found banana slug on the way to the top.

4 months ago

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4 months ago

4 months ago

What a great hike and trail it well maintained yet has a lot of strenuous sections

4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

It's a beautiful hike. There are ferns at the beginning and also poison ivy. Beautiful scenery all the way up to the summit. My favorite so far. We did the trail at the back end of the campgrounds up to the summit and came back the same way. 5.6 miles I think.

4 months ago

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6 months ago

6 months ago

moderate hike well groomed trail beautiful views