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Reservoir Canyon Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.3 (4)

A flowing, scenic singletrack running between Reservoir Canyon Trailhead and the top of High School Hill.


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3.2

Miles

5.2

KM

Point to Point

1,682' 513 m

High

399' 122 m

Low

163' 50 m

Up

1,282' 391 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

25%

Max Grade (14°)

Dogs Leashed

Features River/Creek · Views

Description

From the top of High School Hill, a doubletrack trail runs southeast along a ridge. Continue past a fire road on the right that runs downhill down from the ridge and outlets into a residential neighborhood. Past a power line tower, there will be a trail marker on the left hand side of the doubletrack. Note the sign and follow this singletrack trail down the north facing side of the ridge.

The next mile is moderately steep (700ft/mile), rocky, and technical with dense shrubbery on either side. The trail becomes less steep and more buffed out after you pass a few metal structures and a swing hanging on a lone oak tree. The next mile and a half proceeds into a valley and follows a river until the trail terminates at the Reservoir Canyon Trailhead. The trail through the valley is the best section in this trail system but watch for low hanging tree branches.

Contacts

Land Manager: City of San Luis Obispo

Shared By:

Chris Fa

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  4.3 from 4 votes

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  4.3 from 4 votes
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#839

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#8,711

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Reservoir Canyon swing!
Nov 29, 2016 near San Lui…, CA

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Jun 20, 2020
Nathan Delaney
Feb 6, 2020
Kelly Armstrong
Steep climb but great views of City 5mi — 1h 30m
Jun 17, 2018
Theresa Sanders
Oct 21, 2017
Rich Jordan
Mar 22, 2017
David Ashor
Mar 8, 2017
Hannah Kornfeld