Cerro San Luis Obispo Trail

MODERATE 8 reviews

Cerro San Luis Obispo Trail is a 3.8 mile out and back trail located near San Luis Obispo, California that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
898 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

cross country skiing

views

rocky

no shade

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

This particular route is the most commonly hiked trail at this trailhead (the others are the Lemon Grove Loop and the off shoot trail up to the "M"). Steep and rocky in some sections, particularly at the end of rainy season as the fire road portions of the trail sustain erosion and seems to be irregularly graded. Fantastic views of the valley and on a clear day, you can see to Morro Bay. Not a lot of shade, so best times to hike are before 10 am and after 4:00 PM (summer). The park closes at dusk, so in the fall and winter, set out by 3:30 PM at the latest as there is a pretty steep climb/descent at the bottom third of the trail that is tricky to negotiate as the sun is setting.

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Thursday, June 11, 2015

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Wednesday, June 03, 2015

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Friday, October 26, 2012

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Saturday, June 02, 2012