Reservoir Canyon Trail

MODERATE 111 reviews

Reservoir Canyon Trail is a 5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near San Luis Obispo, California that features a waterfall 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
5.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1348 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

cave

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

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18 days ago

Great hike, tough the last .5 mile but well worth the best view of south San Luis Obispo County just short of a helicopter ride. On a clear day, you can see Océano dunes to Morro Bay and most of the sister peaks. Well worth the technical climb. 4/5 only due to abundant poison oak in creek areas that slowed us down; pay attention.

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18 days ago

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21 days ago

Great hike, just keep an eye out for poison oak near the creek.

1 month ago

Beautiful views and the swing was a fun surprise. Hiked up and over and took an uber back to our car.

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1 month ago

Went up to the summit. It was beautiful! One of my favorite hikes in this area!! My Apple Watch said it was more like 6 miles not the 5 recorded by the All Trails App. The first 2 miles or so were pretty easy the last mile or so was fairly strenuous. Start off at the bottom trail head across from parking area and check out the waterfall then head up the trail. Will do again for sure! Near the start of the trail there are lots of poison oak. Highly recommend pants and long sleeve shirts. Bring plenty of water if you are going up all the way to the lookout point. No real shade up past the creek. It gets hot and steep! Come prepared and enjoy!!

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

Beauitful trail and an amzing view at the end. Perfect mixture of challenge and fun.

2 months ago

Had an amazing hike 4.7 miles!!! Awesome place can see Pacific Ocean from the top.

hiking
3 months ago

Loved it! It was challenging and tiring but the view from the top is gorgeous

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Great hike. Very hard on legs when your not in shape