Hiking near San Luis Obispo, California

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Laguna Lake Trail - Laguna Lake Park and Open Space
Laguna Lake Trail - Laguna Lake Park and Open Space
San Luis Obispo, California, United States (1.8 miles away)
 
Easy: 1.8 miles, 1 hour or less
A 1.8 mile loop trail in San Luis Obispo, California

Laguna Lake Trail - Laguna Lake Park is about 1.8 miles long and located near San Luis Obispo, California. The trail is great for hiking and normally takes 1 hour or less. This loop hike lies within the Laguna Lake Open Space portion of Laguna Lake Park in the city of San Luis Obispo. The park also features developed facilities outside of the open...
Bishop Peak Trail
Bishop Peak Trail
San Luis Obispo, California, United States (2.1 miles away)
 
3.9 mile trail in San Luis Obispo, California

Bishop Peak, at 1559 feet, is the highest of the Nine Sisters (or Morros) in San Luis Obispo County.  The peak is the centerpiece of the Bishop Peak Nature Reserve, and can be accessed from trailheads on either Patricia Drive or Highland Drive. From the trailhead on Patricia Drive, the trail starts as a wide dirt path climbing west uphill to a fenced...
Chumash Loop and Los Osos Creek Trails - Los Osos Oaks State Reserve
Chumash Loop and Los Osos Creek Trails - Los Osos Oaks State Reserve
Los Osos, California, United States (8.8 miles away)
 
Easy: 1.0 miles, 1 hour or less
0.9 mile trail near Los Osos, California

Chumash Loop and Los Osos Creek Trails - Los Osos Oaks State Reserve is about 0.9 miles long and located near Los Osos, California. The trail is great for hiking and normally takes 1 hour or less. Los Osos Oaks State Reserve is a 90-acre state park located on the east side of the town of Los Osos.  The park's only trailhead is located on the south...
Rinconada Trail - Los Padres National Forest
Rinconada Trail - Los Padres National Forest
Pozo, California, United States (10.4 miles away)
 
A 4.8 mile semi-loop trail near Pozo, California

Rinconada Trail - Los Padres National Forest is about 4.7 miles long and located near Pippin Corner, California. The trail is great for hiking and normally takes 1-3 hours. The Rinconada Trail connects Pozo Road with the unpaved Hi Mountain Lookout Road in the Santa Lucia District of Los Padres National Forest.  The trailhead is located on the south...
Black Hill Trail - Morro Bay State Park
Black Hill Trail - Morro Bay State Park
Morro Bay State Park, California, United States (11.0 miles away)
 
Easy: 3.0 miles, 1-3 hours
Climb up to Black Hill with great views from the summit.

Black Hill is the second to last of nine volcanic plugs that lie between San Luis Obispo and Morro Bay (the last being Morro Rock itself). The hike to the top travels through Fleming's Forest--a hillside of Monterey Pine trees that were planted by John Fleming (a former park superintendent). It is rumored that Black Hill received its name due to the...
Trout Creek Trail - Garcia Wilderness
Trout Creek Trail - Garcia Wilderness
Pozo, California, United States (15.1 miles away)
A 7.8 mile round-trip trail in the Los Padres National Forest and Garcia Wilderness

The Trout Creek Trail is 7.8 miles round trip and located near Pozo, California. The trail is great for hiking and normally takes about 4-5 hours. Total elevation gain is +1300'/-1300'. The route to Buckeye Camp in the Garcia Wilderness follows the Trout Creek and Buckeye Camps Trails, first paralleling Trout Creek and then following a climbing traverse...
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Shell/Avila Ridge Trail
by CENCAL-Adventurer on Mar 23, 2010
Sunset Palisades, California, United States
Hiking | 3.2 miles (7.7 miles away)
New to the area so I don't know if there is a local name for this trail but I named it based on where I was. It was pretty steep and rocky at start and then leveled out a bit on top of the ridge. I'm not sure if there was a better return route but we ended up on the street below walking back to the car.
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Laguna Lake
by markrall on Dec 31, 2009
San Luis Obispo, California, United States
Hiking | 1.9 miles (1.8 miles away)
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Home to Cerro Alto
by anony moose on Nov 02, 2008
San Luis Obispo, California, United States
Hiking | 15.2 miles (1.3 miles away)
Irish Hills (Froom Creek Trail)
by markrall on Feb 26, 2010
San Luis Obispo, California, United States
Hiking | 5.1 miles (2.8 miles away)
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Shell Avila Ridge
by DRBishop111@gmail.com on Aug 22, 2013
Pismo Beach, California, United States
Hiking | 2.3 miles (7.7 miles away)
I somehow didn't start tracking at the beginning, which is the same place as the end on this map. We hiked about 1.5 miles before I noticed it was not started. There are some steep areas at the beginning at Shell Road and a few places along the way. Proper hiking shoes or a walking stick are very useful to avoid slipping for both climbing and descending in some places where there...
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Avila Beach - Fisher Canyon Hike
by ryanerb on May 25, 2009
Sycamore Springs, California, United States
Hiking | 3.3 miles (7.3 miles away)
2/1/2013: TRAIL IS NOW CLOSED AS A RESULT OF TOO MUCH TRAFFIC.  I GUESS EVERYTRAIL IS MAYBE A BAD THING? This is a great hike starting in Avila Valley and reaching a nice peak with gorgeous ocean views!  Great hike, took us about an hour for 3.18 miles.
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Cerro San Luis
by mbsimkins on Sep 03, 2014
Hiking | 3.8 miles (0.9 miles away)
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retrieval
by LaurieJeep on Mar 19, 2009
San Luis Obispo, California, United States
Hiking | 1.4 miles (0.9 miles away)
I realized on the way to work this morning that my hike at sunset last evening resulted in my loosing prescription sunglasses - I pulled into the trailhead, checked the car for them.  No such luck.  Called work to explain my predicament and headed back up this morning to retreive them.
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Cerro San Luis Mountain
by dgrumm on Nov 26, 2009
San Luis Obispo, California, United States
Hiking | 3.7 miles (0.9 miles away)
We didn't break any speed records but worked hard enough to break a sweat.... just in time for the gluttony of Thanksgiving. It was an incredibly clear and beautiful day and the views of SLO and surrounding landscape from the top were awesome.
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Cerro San Luis Mtn. (Madonna Mtn)
by Whofan on Dec 13, 2010
San Luis Obispo, California, United States
Hiking | 3.9 miles (0.9 miles away)
This is a fairly easy hike with a great view at the top.The trail has a lot of loose rock in parts. Trail markers are a bit misleading and only the Lemon Grove loop trail is named. To get to the top we stayed on the largest, most well traveled portions when in doubt and it worked out well. Mtn Bikers are allowed on this trail.
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Cerro San Luis
by carapop on Dec 01, 2013
San Luis Obispo, California, United States
Hiking | 4.5 miles (0.9 miles away)
Bonnie led us on a beautiful hike in San Luis Obispo on Thanksgiving weekend. The mountain behind the Madonna Inn was just what we needed to kick-start our Sunday! The sky was clear and the teperature balmy. We saw the seven extinct volcanoes (Morros) that led into the ocean, the Cal State SLO campus, and the prison, all from the top of the mountain. The longhorn cattle was just icing on the...
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SLR RC East!
by kruran on Apr 07, 2012
San Luis Obispo, California, United States
Hiking | 11.3 miles (1.1 miles away)
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south hills open space
by milesgary on Dec 25, 2009
San Luis Obispo, California, United States
Hiking | 1.1 miles (1.3 miles away)
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Shell Beach Hike
by halfmexican on Sep 04, 2011
San Luis Obispo, California, United States
Hiking | 0.0 miles (7.6 miles away)