Terrace Hill is a 0.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near San Luis Obispo, California that features beautiful wild flowers 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.

Length0.9 miElevation gain275 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashkid friendlyHikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingRunningViewswild-flowersWildlife
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Kelly Tallant
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Ashley Monteiro
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Easy walk. Beautiful sunsets.

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STEVE & ROBIN MACDONALD
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Cakewalk.

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Daizy Asaravala
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Tried going up the back side (west side) of Terrace Trail. Much steeper. Sometimes 30-40% grade. Good workout!

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Daizy Asaravala
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Went for a walk & ended up finding the Terrace Trail. Cute little open space within a beautiful neighborhood with cool succulents galore. Great spot for sunsets up on Terrace Trail.

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Laur Ren
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First 0.1 mile is kinda steep to hike up. But at the top, the open space is beautiful. Great for a picnic or lounging. Some side trails that go down or around. I enjoyed it.

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Erin Alves
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HikingOver grown

Steep .25 to the flat top of the hill. Gorgeous views of Madonna and Bishops peak..but not much else to do. My son like climbing the trees and running around at the top of the meadow. So easy being a picnic lunch and a good book.

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Lauren La Grille
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Very short but steep walk uphill. Once you make it to the top, there is a beautiful 360 view of san luis obispo. The top is nice and flat (no shade) with a few benches scattered about. Its a great place to do yoga, have a picnic or just relax with friends. Usually plenty of parking at the start of the walk. It can be rocky and easy to slip sometimes so take caution!

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Tina Risley
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short walk for a rewarding view.

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Lauren Roady
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Nice view and you can meander around the side trails to make it last longer. Short and sweet.

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Melissa Kiser
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Steep 5 minute walk for 360 degree view of the canyon. Perfect for lunch and a book.

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Lauren S
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Super easy (can get to top in 5 min) but great views

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Richard Beauchamp
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Would not call this a 'hike'. A short walk to the top of the hill, but once you get there, a direct, open view of Cerro San Luis Obispo and Bishop Peak. Good place to bring your lunch and get out of the office.

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Linda Fasulo
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Hiking

Short hike, but nice views.

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Angel Flores
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Walking

Love this place! It's a very short walk for such a great view of SLO. The flat top is Great for photos (wild flowers in spring) and romantic dinners watching the sunset.

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C D
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Hiking

Great for hiking with kids, or a place to paint, have a picnic, or just be inspired! We took 7 kids up this trail and the only difficult part was squeezing through the entrance with a baby on my back! Ha! Definitely not stroller friendly. Relatively easy to get up, even for the 3yo! Watch out for the loose rocks and dirt on the steeper parts though. Every one of us loved it, from 3 to 30! Beautiful views, nice spot for a picnic, and letting the kids play once on top. They saw trains, planes, and climbed trees, and a pretty large rock. Great trail, we will definitely return!

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Frank Rowan
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The day after I came to San Luis Obispo in May of 1943 my dad and I climbed Terrace Hill. There were no homes on it and coming from Michigan i thought it was a mountain. For many years i wanted to build a house on top of it for the view of SLO but never had the money to buy it. I had to settle with sliding down the hill on cardboard boxes with my friends like Rusty Duval who became the Principal at San Luis High School. Anyway I walked up the trail several years ago and it brought back many pleasant memories.

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Rose Mendoza
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Hiking

I recently hiked this trail again. I have a 3 year old so this is a perfect and easy hike for her to go up. I also brought a small picnic with us and we just went up to the flat top and looked at the pretty view of the city. She loves to run around at the top also.

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James Empey
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James Empey
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Jena Hart
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Jess Giordano
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Jocelyn Ou
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Jess Giordano
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Jenna Harris
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Nicole Nix
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Kelly Tallant
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Mayra Morales
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Evgenii Vlasov
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