Looking for a great trail near San Luis Obispo, California? AllTrails has 46 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking 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 Bishop Peak Natural Area or Reservoir Canyon Natural Reserve. Ready for some activity? There are 33 moderate trails in San Luis Obispo ranging from 0.9 to 17.4 miles and from 39 to 2,647 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!



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App did not accurately track my movements for over half the hike

great hike did it 1hr 45 min long way up and fire trail down the other side....

family friendly and very easy. with bridges and some streams

The beginning is head down steep, but opens up after that. Nice loop, good breeze, lots of mountain bikers though.

Dog friendly, great views. lots of ticks and poison oak this time of year, so be prepared. Hard climbing at times and easy to get turned around as there are multiple trails. I did a loop and got onto the wrong path for a bit and it added to my distance.

Well maintained. Walks quick.

Nice loop, pretty hills, well maintained trail and bridges.

no shade
15 days ago

well maintained! beautiful!

off trail
over grown
17 days ago

Very beautiful views but, we left disappointed. There was no clear trail and no signage all the way to the swing. Because of this, we mindlessly took weird paths that didn’t really look legit and got lost... a lot. Eventually we gave up after 3 hours of failed attempts. So, make sure you know where you’re going before you start the hike.

Trail is up’hilly from the “getgo” ,the higher you go the rockier ,i even heard the sound of rattle snake “tail” in the bushes up top:) good pic taking .

A tough climb a lot of climbing up and over tocks ,need good sturdy hiking shoes, lots of zig zags mostly uphill climb. Views are really pretty on a clear day .Do not forget to check out the waterfall in the parking lot area and go in the cave behind the waterfall. pretty cool. i went with a friend we ended up going all the way to the top just to find out the other half of the loop was closed do to washed out and not maintained so we had to climb back down we came up. bring plenty of water, parking is plentiful .

Another awesome day in San Luis Obispo hiking on the Felsman Loop and Bisphop Peak. Saw two deer and 4 wild turkeys on my way up Highland Drive to the TH and more turkeys on the Felsman loop. Great day for a hike.

I loved this hike. It had everything a hike needs. It was challenging, but not strenuous. It had gorgeous views throughout the entire hike! It had a really fun swing! It was well marked and easy to follow and it had a cute little creek leading to a really pretty waterfall. The only negative was how much poison oak there was, but I now have a favorite San Luis hike.

23 days ago

Very little shade, everyone courteous (bikers and hikers). Will come back with mountain bike.

Nice hike! We went early, so a lot of the landscape was under a blanket of fog. The trail was well marked and easy to follow. It does get a bit more rocky as you climb higher, so it becomes slightly more technical. The view at the top was well worth it.

It was a moderate beautiful hike with wonderful views. Make sure to hydrate and bring extra water especially if hiking with a dog.

Grueling but totally worth it. The terrain totally threw me off, though. It went from shaded forest with no incline to insanely rocky uphill climbing to gravel path to jungle-like close shrubs and trees... Just weird. Never knew what to expect. The creek also overflowed into the trail so the end bit was a little sketchy, and without any warning on the other side of the loop that the back half of the trail would be closed, I was surprised by the trail suddenly turning into a weird narrow dirt path etched into the side of a hill. Overall a great day, just a weird experience.

no shade
over grown
29 days ago

Good little lung buster if you push hard. Nice views from all sides. Needs some maintenance as most of the plants and bushes are growing into the trail, but nothing too major. No shade, so good to do this one when temps aren’t too high.

30 days ago

I’d consider this a pretty easy trail. It can get steep at times, but it’s relatively short. Offers a lovely view of SLO and makes for a great photo opportunity with the big “M”! Good for beginners, but watch for snakes.

1 month ago

Nice relaxing evening hike with Clara. Lots of bunnies on the trail this evening and interesting lighting conditions on Chumash Peak, Cerro Remauldo Peak and Holister Peak.

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