Poly Canyon Loop Trail

MODERATE 27 reviews
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Poly Canyon Loop Trail is a 7.1 mile moderately 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.

DISTANCE
7.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1361 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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5 months ago

Hard to find. Look for the yellow gate. Weather was great.

6 months ago

Very steep the last 100 yards to the swing.

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Sunday, August 07, 2016

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Sunday, July 31, 2016

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Thursday, June 30, 2016

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

hard to find the trail. Have to park on Truckee road, and then walk down the hill to village drive to find poly canyon. It was a hot day and there is almost zero shade. Bring lots of water. Tons of cool structures to see that amazed the kids. Took a cooler path back to the car that went through the trees right next to the creek. Not very scenic, but the buildings created by poly students made it interesting and worth while

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Deffinatly recomended for thoes just getting into hiking and for a great family hike. Dogs are allowed while on leash but watch out for the poison oak on sides of trails. There is also a lot of tall weeds so if you have your dog check for ticks.
The path is a bit hard to find and parking is a bit confusing but we finally figured it out.
To get to the Architecture Grave Yard follow the main road all the way to the end and enter through the rock entry. Don't get side tracked by the other foot paths although they are fun and worth it but do not loop around to the main trail.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Trails are not clearly marked so it can be difficult to find

Thursday, May 12, 2016

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Sunday, August 09, 2015

Great family time. Easy, level surface access road. Didn't realize the "trailhead" is smack dab inside the Cal Poly campus. Parking was just south of the entrance. Campus police officer stopped by the parking lot and was very nice. The structures provided tons of fun and photo ops for the kids. Would definitely do this hike again. Thx