Cerro San Luis Obispo Loop Trail

MODERATE 113 reviews

Cerro San Luis Obispo Loop Trail is a 4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near San Luis Obispo, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. 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.

4.0 miles
836 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly



mountain biking

nature trips

trail running



wild flowers




Lemon grove loop trail is 2.20 mile trail located near San Luis Obispo, California. The trail is primarily used for hiking.

1 month ago

Always a favorite

2 months ago

Love this trail great views.

4 months ago

Decent hike!

5 months ago

Really nice views. rocky in places. Split in trails not always well marked.

7 months ago

Good sister hike to Bishops Peak, a bit less difficult to manage.

8 months ago

This trail gives you a wonderful workout. Really working your legs as the trail is uphill and rocky.

The views even halfway up the trail are beautiful.

very nice.. a little hard but not horrible.... recc teens and adults only though

8 months ago

Great hike , awesome views

9 months ago

Awesome hike.beautiful. Some what difficult. Great place to take picnic on the summit.

10 months ago

There are a couple different options on this particular trail. We missed taking the main trail all the way to the top. But will definitely come back to do that part! We did end up taking the trail to the "M", which wasn't too far in, nor too steep in my opinion. Because it's been raining the trail was a little muddy in some areas. However, because of the rain, the views overlooking the mountains and city of San Luis Obispo where amazingly lush! We also had the joy of coming across two small waterfalls, one on the way to the "M" and another on the way to the Lemon Grove trail. There is also a side trail towards the bottom, that goes a little off the main trail, where we came across a little cactus ravine with a small stream running through it. So many things to see and take in. It was a nice adventure.

11 months ago

Good hike to stretch your legs out, especially since getting there from 101 and hopping back on can be done in a quick second. Beautiful views of Morro Bay and Pismo as you get to the top! First half gets the heart pumping, but it's nothing strenuous. Lots of small rocks on the path and prickly pear off the path on the way up.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

amazing view..fun easy hike

Friday, July 22, 2016

Like hiking this trail often great views at the top

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Long and rocky in places but good view

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Looked like a pretty hike but it's not actually dog friendly so we went to Cerro Alto instead.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

We took the whole family, this is a great hike for all!!

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Good trail. Took the loop thru old lemon trees. Trail is narrow with grooves from bikes.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Not too hard of a hike, pretty mellow over all! Beautiful creek, shady trails, and a beautiful view at the top!!

Saturday, November 07, 2015

A good workout

Monday, June 08, 2015

Good exercise and I like that's it's short and the trail head is right off the freeway, so it's great if you only have a few hours not the whole day. The 360 degree views from the top were great, and it's fun to see a birds eye view of SLO and how it's laid out. But the trail itself seemed a little boring to me, just dry shrub and up, up, up at a fairly consistent incline; I prefer a little more up and down, and more trees just for some variety.

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