Looking for a great trail near Atascadero, California? AllTrails has 10 great hiking trails, trail running trails, walking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Montana De Oro State Park or Morro Bay State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Three Bridges Oak Preserve or Heilmann Regional Park. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 6 easy trails in Atascadero ranging from 0.7 to 2 miles and from 856 to 1,325 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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Great dog friendly hike. No water at this time of year. But seeing a fox made our day.

Short and flat walk around a small lake in Atascadero. It is near a very nice shady park and city zoo.

the end of the trail was anticlimactic. ended up out behind some old looking barns... gave you the hills have eyes feeling. work out wise it was alright. seems more suited for mountain biking

nice clear trail. slow steady incline. can be a little slippery in spots so wear good shoes.

had a great time hiking out there with my boys. decent distance for wanting to get a quick workout in.

Trail is along very dry grasses this September. Watch out for patches of loose soil & rocks. Nice view of golf course at a bench half way, a good rest spot for hikers with dog(s). Quiet with few other hikers. Will do this again.

Very nice, so clean. Good work out. Nice to see well behaved dogs too.

Moderate hike that is intermittently shaded for the first half. Best to do before or after the midday sun. Great view from the top!

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no shade
rocky
scramble
2 months ago

The hike to the summit is steep and very slippery. Otherwise, great hike with great views. Not much shade. Don't hike it when it's hot.

This trail is a great short hike right here on the central coast. Trail conditions were great today, only a small amount of poison oak at the start and it’s away from the trail. Great way to spend an hour.

hiking
2 months ago

Fun walk with the whole family including the dogs. Pretty scenery even in summer.

A nice little out and back finishing in the madrone grove with an unparalleled view of the Paso countryside. Shady and full of uphill switchbacks. Bring H20.

hiking
3 months ago

Very well-maintained 3.75 mile trail with no entrance fee. There’s some shade in the first mile, but unshaded for most of the way. Lots of poison oak, but it doesn’t crowd the trail. There’s a great variety of plants and birds with several plaques along the way that describe the habitat. Lots of people on the trail and most dogs were off leash.

hiking
over grown
rocky
3 months ago

First time on this trail and my only complaint is that the trails are a little overgrown. The main issue with the overgrowth is a lot of yellow star-thisle. Otherwise it's a very nice place, good options with different difficulty trails.

hiking
3 months ago

Great trail! But I recommend that the city should leave a trash can at the base for all the people who leave their dog bags at the base by sign or on the trail!

The trail was definitely worth it. If you go around the entire loop, you will run into a swing. There were plenty of nice spots to stop on the way down the trail and the river is nice. There is also a hidden cave. I recommend taking a flashlight if you want to go through it (your feet will get wet).

Train is in great condition. My 9 year old daughter and 2 year old boxer had no problem completing the hike. Started early (0700) to avoid the heat. I will definitely do this trail again.

hiking
over grown
3 months ago

I had a fun time, but it was really hot so we didn’t complete the whole trail. A little of the trail was over grown, but we didn’t see any bugs. Overall, it was a fun hike!

hiking
no shade
3 months ago

I would recommend this trail, probably best early in the morning. Went at around 10:30 am and it was so hot we ended up turning around. The lower loop is very nice and plenty of shade. The upper section was no shade. Looks like it would have been beautiful at the top.

hiking
over grown
3 months ago

The smart watch put this at 6.13 miles not 4.6. There's a little eucalyptus grove with many trees that have fallen over. Also, there's a ton of poison oak right now. Overall good hike with about half of it with shade. Won't do this again in summer but will definitely go back the fall. Best smelling hike I've done in a long time lol. Definitely take a map!

All in all this was a disappointing trail. Path is wide in places but narrower and surrounded by grasses. Pretty simple vegetation. We did get to the top and could see Morro Bay. Think there are better hikes in the area.

hiking
rocky
3 months ago

The first mile is pretty steep. Then it’s pretty easy. I opted to hit TV tower Road and then the Cerritos alto trail that cuts down to the campground and then walk back towards HWY 41. Poison Oak is enough for me to not bring the dog.

Plenty of shade even during the hottest part of the day and great views! It was a tad buggy when I stopped for breaks in the shade. Great day hike to see the area!

There was a lot of shade going through this trail. At the top there’s a small loop with rocks for people to sit and enjoy the view of Atascadero.

Great trail. Well maintained and wide enough for passing. Lots of shade ½ way up.

I absolutely loved this trail! It's well maintained, lots of shade, not too easy and not too difficult, beautiful views, and dogs are welcome.

An amazing trail. Beware that dogs are off leash. I had a dog chase three deer and cause a stampede at me right as I started in the trail. I was deer in headlights. Not cool. There are tons of wildflowers so you’ll walk though some bees. The trails are well maintained, the flora and fauna beautiful, the view at the top is the best part, well worth it.

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