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Salinas River Walk is a 3.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Paso Robles, California that features a river and is good for all skill levels. 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.

Length 3.9 mi Elevation gain 85 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Mountain biking

Road biking

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Forest

River

Views

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Reviews (60)
Photos (6)
Recordings (42)
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Alfred Sweet
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Nice walk. Could encounter homeless camps.

Dvir Adler
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Hiking

Nice suburban stretch . Open to the public. A bit of trash and dumped shopping carts, but no sign of homeless. A fire scorched parts of the vegetation (wonder if those are related ). About half of the distance is paved. This trail is connected at the south to a newly paved trail, that wanders into a nice neighborhood sidewalk. You can make this into a 5K point to point, or 10k total).

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Dawn Brown
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Kelly S.
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Hiking

Boring trail for hiking but ok for short run

John Fuqua
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Hiking

Way to many homeless people on the trail

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Cindy S.
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Hiking

I found this trail acceptable although not well maintained. It is paved and next to the “river” (there is no water in it so it’s not a river to me ). I saw one homeless person but didn’t feel unsafe. I hiked it midday on the southern part of the trail. There was some nice nature along the way.

Jeff Strane
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Hiking

This trail did not feel safe. Homeless and tents under most bridges. Trail goes behind a Walmart store part of the way. I don’t recommend this walk.

Leilani Braddy
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Hiking

A bunch of homeless people and trash not the best hike

Michele Goebel
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Hiking

A bit of trash and grocery carts, but safe enough and a great walk. The river was flowing which the dogs appreciated. Other walkers, joggers and bikers all very friendly.

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Jennifer Baillie
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I was scared to go here, but I had an hour to kill, so I tried this trail. Very flat. I stayed near Larry Moore park and never saw a homeless person. I would have been too scared to go closer to Niblick. The trail was very clean. No shade, nut a few places to stop and relax.

Caitlin V
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Needs significant cleaning.

Chelsea Allred
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Nice easy trail, and pretty, small park with playground.

Bethany P
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Walking

Very pretty at some parts but also sketchy sections where the homeless encampments are. I turned back when I noticed the apartments that had barbed wire and security warning signs posted. Also an underside of a bridge that feels like someone is lurking in the shadows in wait. If they cleaned this up it would be a lovely trail.

Michelle Jenae
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Running

I only ran as far as Niblick, then turned around. There were too many shopping carts, and much hobo garbage on the trail.

Glen Lynch
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Three times a week. Great way to start your Day. Plus Pandora and your ear buds.

Allison Phelps
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Running

A nice flat trail that is a combination of dirt and bike path. Straight forward and easy. Would be a great place to take kids.

Dante Lamphier
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Walking

Easy walk, quality trail

Dave Schultz
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Hiking

Good hike! Easy for all.

John Snead
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Walking

Great walking path. The street crossings are underpasses; no traffic concerns. The north section was only recently completed and is very nice.

Albert Lonzo
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Easy trail with lots of activity

Michael Wood
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great walking path

Alex Bausch
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Walking

Nice concrete trail with dirt opportunities and will lead you to the Salinas River which is great for kids and dogs to go exploring right near town. Makes for a fun afternoon with the kids, nice flat dirt trail they can ride bikes or walk on to the Larry Moore Park as well.

Jennie Enholm
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Walking

Nice easy trail. Dog and people friendly.

Jay Bauguess
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First to Review

Good for some exercise walking

Albert Hwu
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Megan Moffatt
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Jedebra Henson
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Morgan Gillespie
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Kerem Hanci
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Dana Walden
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