Cerro San Luis Obispo Loop Trail is a 3.9 mile heavily 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.

Length3.9 miElevation gain1,036 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashKid friendlyHikingMountain bikingNature tripsBird watchingrunningViewsWildflowersWildlifeRockyScrambleNo shade
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Brian Langley
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Hiking

Nice hike. Easy trail to follow. Beautiful views of the ocean.

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Carver Buis
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Hiking

The trail has a pretty decent climb to the top. I would advise taking the detour to the summit for the best views.

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Don Row
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Courtney Salem
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Richard Morosa
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Get hike that is short and packs a good elevation punch - highly recommended

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Ally Grierson
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Not a very good trail for trail running... Loose gravel and rocks that cause slipping and inability to catch footing. Grasses also becoming overgrown into the trail.

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Erika Kobayashi
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Very nice hike. When the trail splits, to the right it is very rocky. I'm glad we were going up instead of going down. On the way down, the past was very wide and all dirt. Even walked by some grazing cows on the path.

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Tina Risley
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overcrowded, but a great view.not my favourite trail in the area...but you need to do it at least once.

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Letty Ontiveros
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Hiking

Hiked this trail 1/26/2020 Beautiful easy hike. It was such a beautiful sunny day.

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Allison Phelps
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This is a fun trail - particularly the backside (past the “M”) with its charming rocky paths, raised wooden platforms and sprawling oaks. Pretty easy overall, although you can choose to go the steeper way on the way up, which got my heart rate up. Loved the prickly pears and lemon grove. It is easily accessed from downtown SLO and there is plenty of room in the lot for parking. It was moderately busy on the trail, but not overwhelming.

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jehnjehn03 .
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Dave C
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Hiking

Not sure how to rate this. I’m so thankful for the little peaks here. We don’t have altitude, but what you can get is 1000 feet of vertical from either San Luis Mtn or Bishop Peak. Close by, easy to access and a pretty good workout. Make of it what you will, it can help you get ready for the Sierras, Rockies, or Alps, I happen to love it.

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Eddie Salame
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Montana Epps
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Hiking

Tried this trail out when I first moved to SLO. A great first hike, indeed! You get a beautiful view of SLO from the top and the way down is fairly shady which is always nice for a good cool down. 10/10 recommend!

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S Reiss
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Hiking

Very popular hike. On a road for the majority of the way. Nice views. Not as good of a hike as neighboring Bishop Peak.

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Patrick Kearns
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Hiking

Great loop. Gets a little rocky coming down from the summit.

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aminn68 User
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Hiking

great hike did it 1hr 45 min long way up and fire trail down the other side....

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Timothy Heath
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Mountain biking

go clock wise. start to the left

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Tina Risley
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highly trafficked, but it is gorgeous from the top. avoid midday as the air is usually thick and hot.

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Lisa Baldis
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Great view and fun hike! I made a bit of a deviation from going to the top but a helpful couple told me how to get up there so I added abt .6 to the final hike. Beautiful view especially this time of year!

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The Shape of Trails
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Went during recent rains.... refreshing trail but needs a break from the rain. Ruts and Rocks just waiting to crank an ankle... if you’re running.... but other than that.... so awesome when all you see is green and water everywhere.... Sweet! Seems like cows or people have provided plenty of options for off-shoots...allowing the ability to elongate these trails without bushwhacking and still remaining on trail.

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Joanna Worgan
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Great view from the top, and we got to walk through a field of cows which I liked

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Kassandra Matthews
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Really Good Workout.

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Craig Rhodes
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Great hike today. Wide trails

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Derick Bumgarner
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Mostly doing flat land trails in Austin this is fantastic change. Beautiful views all the way up, if no marine layer obviously. I've seen folks from 6 to 86 on this trail. As a side note, I lost my wallet on the trail. After realizing later, we went back and found it by a billboard fully intact. Folks here are top notch. As a plus, multiple breweries within 2 miles once you're done. Enjoy!

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