Felsman Loop Trail

MODERATE 26 reviews

Felsman Loop Trail is a 2.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near San Luis Obispo, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and horses and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
616 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

trail running

walking

horseback riding

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

22 days ago

Love this hike.

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29 days ago

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7 months ago

Nice hike with great view. Counterclockwise loop breaks up the elevation gain.

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10 months ago

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Great Hike . Very enjoyable .

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Sunday, May 08, 2016

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Sunday, May 01, 2016

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Sunday, January 03, 2016

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Sunday, November 29, 2015

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Monday, June 29, 2015

Easy hike. Great views of SLO. Beautiful and breezy.

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Monday, February 23, 2015

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Thursday, January 15, 2015

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Sunday, January 04, 2015

I had a wonderful time hiking Felsman Loop trail today. This 3 mile loop has a little bit of everything: an incredible view of Bishop Peak, the rolling hills that take you to Morro Bay, oak groves, pastures, and plenty of other nature and shade. I usually park at the end of Highland but Patricia street is a better way to access this trailhead. Once parked I took the trail up to the right that starts out on a gravel road that takes you to a narrow dirt trail around a water tower, but for a sharper incline you can go up the left steep trail, which also gives you the option to add Bishop Peak to your hike. I've done Bishop Peak several times which burns jn edible calories but wanted to try this trail that goes in a loop below the peak. I still burned 500 calories on this trail so I thought it was the perfect trail. Plus it still had a nice incline as a challenge and stunning views of SLO and Bishop Peak. If you want to switch up your hike or combine Felsman and Bishop Peak together for a 3-5 mile hike this would be a very challenging and satisfying hike. I plan to do just that in the future.

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Friday, March 28, 2014

Stellar views, not too strenuous, great nature hike, and never crowded. Nice way to see the rolling hills going out to Morro Bay. One can always hike up Bishop's for more of a challenge.

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Friday, September 06, 2013

Great trail with moderate incline and great views of SLO. As you go up toward Bishop Peak you will encounter the beginning of the loop. Stick to the left and you will start on the Bishop side (this is the way for climbers as well). Going this way, you will hit most of the elevation gain at the beginning of the trek. Go to the right and you will encounter a paved road leading up to a water tower. After passing this, you will traverse the mountainside back and forth with shorter elevation gains over a longer stretch.

I though sticking on the left was more my speed but to each there own.

Great views, great local climbing spot. No water in the creeks (at least not in early September).