West Cuesta Ridge Road to Cuesta Ridge Botanical Area

MODERATE 21 reviews
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West Cuesta Ridge Road to Cuesta Ridge Botanical Area is a 17.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back 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
17.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3589 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Some of the best views in the county can be seen from up there. Not the easiest place to access, but if you can drive up to the peak, it's worth it the dirt road you can take for miles if you wanna drive and explore further. Lots and lots of mountain bikers up there. Probably more so than any other spot I've seen. Definitely worth checking out. Very quiet and peaceful. Just beware of poison oak as it's everywhere up there. Highly recommend it.

trail running
1 month ago

Make sure to turn off in the Brake Check area on the 101 as you approach, or you will miss the trailhead. Loved the botanical reserve.

hiking
1 month ago

mountain biking
1 month ago

mountain biking
1 month ago

7 months ago

8 months ago

trail running
10 months ago

10 months ago

Beautiful botanical forest

11 months ago

mountain biking
Tuesday, June 07, 2016

hiking
Sunday, June 05, 2016

Great trail with gorgeous views. Wish it was marked better, we weren't sure where to turn off to finish the trail. Did 9 miles, enjoyed it all.

hiking
Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

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Monday, February 15, 2016

hiking
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

hiking
Sunday, November 22, 2015

Saturday, August 24, 2013