Mount Lowe Trail is a 8 mile moderately trafficked out and back 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.

Length8.0 miElevation gain1,125 ftRoute typeOut & back
Dogs on leashHikingMountain bikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingRunningViewsWildflowersWildlife
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Cameron Vollmers
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Was super foggy when I went. Not a ton of people at 7pm but that’s close to sunset so no surprise. It looks like there’s probably a lot of MTB enthusiasts coming out so I’m glad I came when it was darker so I wasn’t in the way. Very steep hill sides along the paths so I wouldn’t only bring dogs that are fairly well trained on the leash. The paths are pretty well taken care of save for a few spots but it’s also steep on much of the trails so don’t under estimate it either.

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P Smith
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Beware— car trunk broken in to and rifled in broad daylight on Wednesday March 31. Trail is great! Thieves are bad

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Martin Murphy
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Martin Murphy
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Angel Maceda
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Nice trail fairly easy. Good views all throughout

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john warmerdam
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Matthew Danielson
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Haylee Lucht
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Gorgeous, steady hike with great views!

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Josue Montes
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Nice moderate climb on road trail to a communication tower site. Good view of the Morro Bay coast. and bonus view of bedrock folding.

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Vonnie Estes
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Nice road hike. Great views. Gentle climb

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Maureen Fox
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This is more of a truck trail than I hike. It's a fire road. there is one small section where you can go on an actual trail North of the truck trail. The trail connects to another tower. There are some nice views at the top. it is sittable for mountain biking and there are many bikers.

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David Hight
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David Hight
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Nicolas Gonzalez
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More of a walk than a hike. Had to go off trail to scratch the hike itch. Looping around one of the hills provided a more scenic view on the return and added a little distance to the walk. And at 34 weeks pregnant, my Wife is a stud.

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Adam Brandhorst
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Hike #3

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Kristyn Leyendecker
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Fantastic! Amazing views. Wide range of vistas , wildlife, and flora. Well worth it. You have to climb over a fence to begin hike, kind of odd. The whole thing is up a gravel access road, but still a nice trek. We went all the way to Lopez mountain and it was 11 miles. You can see all the way from Morro rock to south of Oceano!

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Robert Huerta
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Anna Wozniewicz
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Christopher Petro
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Rich Jordan
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Edward Davidson
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Madeline Pifer
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Nice trail and good views at the top. More of a road so not too challenging. The Google directions are totally accurate, parking is right on the 101

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Evelyn Barajas
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beautiful

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Daniel Heyde
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Gil Hart
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Stephen S
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This dirt road must have had many uses over the years. It is an access road for various antennas high up on ridge, power lines, probably old fire road, etc. Lopez Canyon Trailhead is directly behind second antenna station. Try it in various seasons. Great in early AM and for sunsets. Look out for mountain bikers coming fast back down. Views and flora are best starting 30 minutes up at national forest boundary. About 1:20 brisk walk to second antenna station ("top").

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Hannah Phares
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Nice hike. Not very shady, so recommend going early or when temps drop a little more. Not many people on the trail, mostly bikers. We were able to let our dogs off the leash, which is our favorite kind of hike - All other dogs we saw were also off leash, too. Trail is just a dirt road that leads up to some communication towers. Personally, I thought the best view was at the Los Padres NF sign- in hind sight, we could have turned around then. Overall, decent hike.

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Stacey Barber
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love it!

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David Lienemann
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It was a moderate hike. Some sections were washed out making it difficult to get to camp.

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Robert Schoof
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Car got broken into at trailhead. Be careful

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