Reservoir Canyon Trail

MODERATE 130 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
1286 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

cave

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
3 days ago

Great hike, attempted to run but elevation jumps from 200 to 800 rather quick. Great leg work out. Best to do this hike early to view the sun as it comes up over SLO. Flatlander heaven.

hiking
16 days ago

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16 days ago

17 days ago

Good short hike. Nice views at the top. It was pretty clear and we could see over to Morro Bay and south to Avila beach area.

As an FYI, from the top you can walked down south to downtown SLO. Have lunch n Uber back to your car at trail head.

hiking
20 days ago

hiking
24 days ago

Whole family loved it!

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

Fun hike. Good trail with mountain bikers primarily. Went to the top. Some water in the creek but no waterfall like in the spring.

hiking
1 month ago

This is a very nice walk/hike, just be careful of poison oak. There are some parts along the creek trail which the poison oak is over grown. I managed to get some on my arm and I was really being careful. The climb to the top is a good workout and the view at the top is great.

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1 month ago

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3 months ago

Decent trail. We did the complete loop starting from the waterfall nearest the road, as I prefer starting the trail going uphill. There is a green little tower at the top and continue past . The trail back down will be on your left side. There is a cool swing near the bottom, but the flat at the bottom and back to the road is rather boring

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3 months ago

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3 months ago

only went halfway because of the heat last week but was worth it!

hiking
4 months ago