Johnson Ranch Loop Trail

MODERATE 143 reviews

Johnson Ranch Loop Trail is a 3.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near San Luis Obispo, California that features a river 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.

3.4 miles
423 feet

dog friendly



mountain biking

nature trips

trail running





wild flowers



23 days ago

one,of my favorite trails.

1 month ago

Gorgeous views and a nice little workout. Sometimes the cattle will be out grazing. There is a decent amount of foot and bike traffic on this trail. You can make this trip shorter or longer.

3 months ago

Great trail nice views!

4 months ago

Great hike

5 months ago

Fun 3.4 miles not a bad hike, easy to find and stay on the trail!

7 months ago

Love Johnson for trail running with my dog. Solid 4 mile loop.

7 months ago

Right loop has less shade and left loop has more gain. Trails have narrow sections and you will share them with mountain bikers, so be careful if you are out with your dog or kids.

9 months ago

First time on it. I really liked it so pretty.

9 months ago

I love this trail. It's somewhat easier and flat than most other trails. About 2.5 miles out and back on a narrow pathways. But the the scenery is open and beautiful. High recommend. Great for kids and dogs. My dog loves it.

10 months ago

loved it! we walked 9.5 miles and it was a great workout!

10 months ago

Great trail. The rolling hills make for a great workout. About 3 miles. Very narrow trails, so go at a time when there aren't a lot of people. Great for dogs as well. My dog hated those bridges tho.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Monday, February 20, 2017

Nice loop trail for the family. Mostly exposed. Frequented by mountain bikers, some of which do not ride with a bell, so be cautious. Suceptable to flooding at times.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Rain/ wet conditions! Trail closed!

Monday, February 13, 2017

trail was closed

Sunday, January 01, 2017

Fun casual run/walk

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

great beautiful views

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Very nice .. Easy to moderate simple and finish in 1 hr time

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Great right time of year April !! Wish it was longer

Saturday, August 06, 2016

Love this open space! Easy access to the trailhead, well maintained, and adequate parking. I've seen it range from extremely busy to completely empty. You'll likely encounter a diverse group of trailers: walkers, hikers, runners, cyclists, and group outings to name a few. May occasionally stumble on snakes, bees, or even grazing cattle. All levels should be able to complete, but if you're fitness level 1 or 2 you may need to take a break at one of the shady spots.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

An easy trail in a lovely area, although very dry and made more difficult by the 85 degree weather. There was hardly anyone else out there, so it was a very peaceful place to ruminate.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Awesome trail, easy yet a good workout.

Thursday, May 12, 2016


Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Super awesome ! Easy for a family .. Great views

Saturday, April 02, 2016

It was a nice, easy walk and the cool weather made it especially pleasant. The trail was beautiful since it has recently rained; the hills were green and there were flowers everywhere!

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

It's was a great walk. I was able to carry a baby in a carrier and take a 3yr old. The 3year old slowed us down but had no trouble. There was so many people there I had to wait for parking.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Super low key trail in terms of difficulty, but if you do this trail around sunset, you will not be disappointed. Amazing views and a really unique rolling hills kind of look to it. Listen for bells though as there are a lot of mountain bikers on this trail.

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Invigorating walk.
Terrain gives a refreshing aerobic experience.

cross country skiing
Saturday, June 13, 2015

Great trail.

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Nice, easy loop. Can get pretty hot in the summer. Nothing special, but an certainly an enjoyable walk.

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