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.

DISTANCE
4.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1719 feet
ROUTE TYPE
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.

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8 days ago

$10 day pass. Worth hiking to the summit. A little long and steep but I would do it again. HOWEVER we must have gone when the flies hatched, I've never experienced so many flies in my life.

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1 month ago

love that trail.

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2 months ago

great hike, some dogs were off the leash but besides that very fun

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2 months ago

Beautiful hike. Beautiful views of Morro Bay and Los Osos Valley from the top.

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3 months 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!

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5 months ago

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

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5 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.