Explore the most popular trails near Atascadero with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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Great for a dog walk

hurt my foot .

because lots of fox tails . nothing pretty. lots of homeless. n stoners . trashy. . they need to work on the trails. graffiti . decent view at the top. nothing fancy. busy as he'll

If you want to get out and do a hike but don’t have a lot of time, this is the one for you. It is well traveled which is nice if you are alone, but not so nice if you prefer having a quiet hike. There are a lot of dogs and plenty of big groups. There were also multiple families with small children. Overall, it is a fairly easy hike with pretty views of Atascadero and surrounding mountains.

A beautiful little Trail that was built with a lot of Loving Care! The inclines and switchbacks were very nicely done. I was also pleasantly surprised to find a lot of great Trail markers for vegetation and Wildlife.

It was hard to know where to go. lots of trash dumped. fallen trees. other then that it was not steep at all. . Wish their wasn't people messing with the paths . I started from the bottom parking.wem thru a little gate . It's start downhill. the. their was some piece of junk where its split. I decided to go the right way uphill. seemed natural. wind was howling. kinda too quiet. it goes flat for a while . the. it goes uphill to the left. and uphill to the right. their a a swing. and the. I went up steep the. I turned around where their was a fallen tree. saw some bottles. Didn't wanna complete the loop because it was going to take me to the top parking lot . so I 'came back down. it was also rainy so slippery . so go slow. Be careful. path needs help. cool trail .didnt see anybody else. might go back

Had. a good hike. lot of people.

It's pretty good. gets busy

cool trail think ima go soon

Definitely not good for our dogs- one of whom flat out refused to walk in the soft riverbed soil. Also, not a trash can to be found which made disposing of “doggie waste” not an option. We were looking for dog friendly and this wasn’t it. The only other dogs we saw were off leash and while they were well behaved, it did make me wonder if “off leash” was the norm there, which can just be inviting trouble unfortunately.

13 days ago

We are new to this (trail walking) and brought our 2 beagles. All 4 of us really enjoyed it. Beautiful even in early January. Easy trail to follow and good for beginners (and dogs!). We look forward to returning.

The length and terrain and views of this trail are all great! The only drawback is that the path is slanted, I suppose for erosion prevention, but for long stretches, is slants to the side. My ankles and knees didn't like that. I don't normally have issues.

Great views all around! Our dogs enjoyed it too.

18 days ago

Hiked with the kids on Good Friday. Easy loop. Enjoyed telling kids about the high school Bonfires we attended!
Hiked the same hills we 4x4 as teens. Spring time had lots to look at.

18 days ago

A little trouble finding the trail head, thank God for my son. Beautifully managed paths. Dusty, but well worth it. I recommend it

Nice wide and clean trails. Good for kids and dos!

Wonderful trail with great views.

24 days ago

Trailhead is off of San Gabriel Rd. Not the 41. Follow San Gabriel west off the 41, and there will be signs for the preserve that will lead you to the trailhead.

1 month ago

Took our two dogs and hiked the loop. It’s a great walk!

Easy hike with beautiful views. Loved the informative placards along the way with on the trees, plants, and animals in the area...will definitely hike again!

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