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San Luis Obispo Hiking

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Parks and Preserves in and Near San Luis Obispo

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Trailheads in and Near San Luis Obispo

Trailhead Name: Arroyo Seco - Gorge

Distance: 80.2 km

Trailhead Description: Take 101 south. Turn right on Arroyo Seco Road (about 1 mile south of Soledad). Continue on Arroyo Seco Road, at the Y take left ( the right is G16). Pay $7 fee at the entrance booth. Continue to the Gorge parking (past campground) . Bathrooms are available at the campground, not at the trailhead.

Parking is available at this trailhead

Parking spots: 20

Parking is NOT free at this trailhead

Access to trail is NOT wheelchair accessible

Restrooms available: NO

Trailhead Name: Henry Coe State Park - Hunting Hollow entrance

Distance: 131.82 km

Trailhead Description: Large dirt parking lot. If not stuffed (most of the time, except spring weekends), pay fee to the iron ranger. Day Use Fee $6 (as of May 2011).

Parking is not available or very limited at this trailhead

Parking spots: 50

Parking is free at this trailhead

Access to trail is NOT wheelchair accessible

Restrooms available: NO

Trailhead Name: Henry Coe SP - Coyote Creek entrance

Distance: 133.43 km

Trailhead Description: There is barely any parking - only few spots along the road. Large parking lot with restrooms is at nearby (2 miles) Hunting Hollow.

Parking is available at this trailhead

Parking spots: 5

Parking is NOT free at this trailhead

Access to trail is NOT wheelchair accessible

Restrooms available: NO

Trailhead Name: Henry Coe - Headquarters entrance

Distance: 140.57 km

Trailhead Description: Headquarters entrance has a visitor center (open, I believe 9am-4pm). The store sells maps (the 1: 24,000 with 50-foot contour lines map of the park can be purchased here ) , books, brochures (some excellent materials specific to the park). Day Use Fee $8 (as of May 2011).

Parking is available at this trailhead

Parking spots: 30

Parking is free at this trailhead

Access to trail is NOT wheelchair accessible

Restrooms available: NO

Trailhead Name: Rancho Canada del Oro Open Space Preserve

Distance: 142.91 km

Trailhead Description: Large parking lot, easy access to 20+ miles of trails. Rancho Canada del Oro is adjacent to Calero County park in San Jose. Large parking lot. But if you have a really large group, it is recommended to contact a ranger so they open overflow parking DIRECTIONS: From hwy 101: take Bernal road south, turn left onto Santa Teresa Blvd (go 2.9 mi), right onto Bailey ave ( go 2.3 mi), left onto McKean road (go 2.4 mi), right onto Casa Loma road, proceed about 2 miles to the Casa Loma staging area. Allow 20-25 minutes from the exit off the freeway. From Almaden Expwy: turn right on Harry, then left on McKean, right on Casa Loma. Proceed about 2 miles to the Casa Loma staging area. Official website: http://www.openspaceauthority.org/trails/rancho.html

Parking is not available or very limited at this trailhead

Parking spots: 30

Parking is free at this trailhead

Access to trail is NOT wheelchair accessible

Restrooms available: NO

Trailhead Name: Hacienda entrance

Distance: 145.91 km

Trailhead Description: Large dirt parking lot

Parking is available at this trailhead

Parking spots: 50

Parking is free at this trailhead

Access to trail is NOT wheelchair accessible

Restrooms available: NO

Trailhead Name: Santa Teresa County Park - Stile entrance

Distance: 147.27 km

Trailhead Description: This is one of the entrances to Santa Teresa County park. Small dirt parking lot. Access to Stile Ranch and Fortini trails. Directions: From San Jose, take Almaden expressway until it ends, turn right on Harry road, them left on McKean.Drive apprx 1.3 miles to Fortini road where turn left. At the T-junction turn left onto San Vicente, parking will be on the right side of the road

Parking is available at this trailhead

Parking spots: 8

Parking is NOT free at this trailhead

Access to trail is NOT wheelchair accessible

Restrooms available: NO

Trailhead Name: Santa Teresa CP - Pueblo Day Use Area

Distance: 147.44 km

Trailhead Description: To get here, take Bernal road south (towards hills). Turn left down to the valley in the center of the park. Pay fee at the self-serve station on the small parking on the right side of the road and proceed down to the larger parking lot. Open 8AM - sunset.

Parking is available at this trailhead

Parking spots: 50

Parking is free at this trailhead

Access to trail is NOT wheelchair accessible

Restrooms available: NO

Trailhead Name: Almaden Quicksilver - Mockingbird Hill Entrance

Distance: 147.44 km

Trailhead Description: Large paved parking lot.

Parking is available at this trailhead

Parking spots: 50

Parking is free at this trailhead

Access to trail is NOT wheelchair accessible

Restrooms available: NO

Trailhead Name: Santa Teresa CP - Bernal-Gulnac-Joice entrance

Distance: 148.5 km

Trailhead Description: Parking along the street.

Parking is available at this trailhead

Parking spots: 20

Parking is free at this trailhead

Access to trail is NOT wheelchair accessible

Restrooms available: NO

Trailhead Name: Don Cecil Trailhead - Kings canyon NP

Distance: 152.1 km

Trailhead Description: Trailhead is across campgrounds, between Sentinel and Canyoon View campgrounds. Parking across the trailhead. No fee for parking here, but you need to pay National Park entrance fee.

Parking is available at this trailhead

Parking spots: 20

Parking is free at this trailhead

Access to trail is NOT wheelchair accessible

Restrooms available: NO

Trailhead Name: Skyline to the Sea Trail, Waddell Beach

Distance: 154.51 km

Trailhead Description: Parking right on Hwy 1 at Waddell Beach trailhead for the Skyline to the Sea trail.

Parking is available at this trailhead

Parking spots: 10

Parking is free at this trailhead

Access to trail is NOT wheelchair accessible

Restrooms available: NO

Trailhead Name: Zumwalt meadow trailhead - Kings Canyon NP

Distance: 155.48 km

Trailhead Description: Large parking Lot. No fee at the trailhead, but you need to pay national Park entrance fee.

Parking is available at this trailhead

Parking spots: 50

Parking is free at this trailhead

Access to trail is NOT wheelchair accessible

Restrooms available: NO

Trailhead Name: East Ridge Trail

Distance: 155.93 km

Trailhead Description: East Ridge Trail road at Hwy 236, just past the park entrance.

Parking is not available or very limited at this trailhead

Parking spots: 100

Parking is NOT free at this trailhead

Access to trail is NOT wheelchair accessible

Restrooms available: NO

Trailhead Name: Road Ends - Cedar Grove - Kings Canyon NP

Distance: 156.17 km

Trailhead Description: There is no fee at the trailhead, but you need to pay National Park Entrance fee. For day hike use day-use parking lots (there are few). Bears are active day and night, so don't leave food of items with strong smell (like Sunscreen or toothpaste in the car. Bear boxes are available at the trailhead.

Parking is available at this trailhead

Parking spots: 100

Parking is free at this trailhead

Access to trail is NOT wheelchair accessible

Restrooms available: NO

Hiking Routes Near San Luis Obispo

We currently do not have any record of good routes in and around this city.

Past Hikes In The Area (By Date)

Fall Creek Hike-Santa Cruz-9 Miles | Distance: 144.8 km

Description: If you keep having to figure out where you stand with someone, maybe it's time to start walking instead.

....Another great event with MSG-Milpitas Social Group

Henry Cowell Redwoods - Fall Creek - Santa Cruz

Parking is limited so RIDES SHARING is strongly encouraged.

Carpool Location: We will meet here at 8:30AM

Safeway
253 Mount Herman Road
Scotts Valley, CA 95060

Due to limited parking space at the trail head. We will meet here before the hike.

Trail Head address:

Fall Creek State park
1400 Felton Empire Road
Felton, CA 95018

Start Time : 8:45 AM
Distance: 9 Miles (Clockwise Direction)
Duration: 3 to 4 hrs
Elevation gain: 1000 ft
Difficulty : MODERATE(distance+elevation+terrain)

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This 9 miles loop hike has about 1000 FEE ....

Coyote Peak - Rocky Ridge loop | Distance: 147.4 km

Description: moderate hike

Coyote Creek - off trail | Distance: 140.6 km

Description: This is mostly off-trail hike (walk in the creek). mostly downhill ( 1900 feet elev loss, 240 feet elev gain).

Almaden Quicksilver County Park | Distance: 145.9 km

Description: This is a test.

Santa Teresa County Park - Coyote peak | Distance: 147.3 km

Description: Climb Coyote Peak; return back the same way

Calero Loop | Distance: 145.2 km

Description: Figuero trail , Canada del oro trail,Serpentine loop trail, Chisnantuck trail, Cottle, Lavelina, Pena.
Beatiful view, flower blloming, moderate hike; Meeting point: Drive about 5 miles to the far end of the Calero Reservoir (past the entrance near the boat launch), then turn right into the park. Continue about 0.2 mile to the parking area on the right side of the road. Call (650 303 9050) or send me e-mail (vaysfeld@sbcglobal.net) if you want to join I'll drive from Sout San Francisco, so carpool is available for 3 person

Tuesday hike | Distance: 140.5 km

Description: Henry Coe is the second-largest state park in California. Thanks to Ann for suggesting this park east of Morgan Hill for a change. This will be a 9-miler with about 1500' of elevation gain. We'll explore several of the trails in the western section. Bring a pole for creek crossing, lunch, plenty of water or other suitable hiking beverage, shoes with good traction, and a jacket or suitable clothing in case it's cold and/or windy. Meeting locations: 10am Edgewood P&R 10:30 Homestead Square in Cupertino

We currently do not have any past hikes in and around this city.

Hiking Around San Luis Obispo By Terrain Type

Hikers in the Area

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