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Amazing trail to the highest peak in San Luis Obispo County.


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4.7

Miles

7.5

KM

Loop

2,411' 735 m

High

1,014' 309 m

Low

1,411' 430 m

Up

1,412' 430 m

Down

11%

Avg Grade (7°)

36%

Max Grade (20°)

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Description

Take Highway 41 to the Cerro Alto Campground exit. Continue all the way to the end of the road to where the trailhead is. Take the trail to the top, there isn't really much other than that.

There are a couple nice shaded areas along the lower part, the rest is pretty open. Be sure to pack water and sunscreen. The trail is a tough climb, as it is 2.7 miles of all uphill. Thankfully it is a pretty steady climb, so once you get going, there are few surprises.

Once at the peak, enjoy the great views of the entire county.

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Nathan Delaney

Trail Ratings

  4.6 from 14 votes

#575

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  4.6 from 14 votes
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Trail Rankings

#65

in California

#575

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It's definitely a steep trail.
Nov 2, 2016 near Atascadero, CA
Lots of wild flowers blooming on the trail.
Apr 24, 2019 near Santa M…, CA
A beautiful midway stop.
May 15, 2016 near Atascadero, CA
Beautiful trail!
Apr 24, 2019 near Atascadero, CA
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Jun 8, 2021
ERIC CHEUNG
Apr 27, 2020
Andrew Ball
Andrew and Lulu 4.7mi
Dec 27, 2019
Christopher Lau
4.7mi — 2h 30m
Dec 27, 2019
Amy L
Apr 24, 2019
Paul Ross
Sunny and warm, nice clear view from the top. 4.9mi — 2h 48m
May 3, 2018
Joey Cox
Let's get it! 2.8mi
Mar 10, 2018
Laurie Berberich
Beautiful hike with amazing views. Started raining when we got to the summit. The hike down was exhilarating! 6mi
Feb 4, 2018
Amie Mellinger
Steep inclined. Hard trail.
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