ElevationAscent: 266' 81 m
Descent: -151' -46 m
High: 747' 228 m
Low: 481' 147 m
GradeAvg Grade: 8% (5°)
Max Grade: 24% (14°)
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“A beautiful winding singletrack leading to the "M" on Cerro San Luis Peak.”— Chris Fa
Directions: To get here, park at the CSL parking lot, take signs for the Lemon Grove Loop and traverse north along the side of the mountain. Directly before the trail widens and drops into a eucalyptus grove, there is a gate on the left. Go through this gate into what appears to be a fruit tree grove, and take the trail that begins to the right of the bench. Once you are on the trail, it is very easy to follow.
For the other direction of travel, take the CSL fire road for 0.8 miles until it enters a oak grove in a drainage. The "M" trail goes uphill to the right and over a bridge. There is a sign for the trail and if you go under a gate, you've gone too far.
Land Manager: City of San Luis Obispo