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Laguna Lake Trail - Laguna Lake Park and Open Space

A 1.8 mile loop trail in San Luis Obispo, California
Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 1.8 miles
Duration: Less than 1 hour
Family Friendly

Overview :  Laguna Lake Trail - Laguna Lake Park is about 1.8 miles long and located near San Luis Obispo, California. The trail is great for... more »


  • Laguna Lake Park is very popular, especially on weekends.  The small parking lot at the trailhead fills up rapidly, but overflow parking is available nearby.  There are no parking fees or permits.
  • Because the trailhead is co-located with the off-leash dog park, expect to see a lot of unleashed dogs.
  • This is an excellent hike for children, especially toddlers.  There is also a small children's playground near the trailhead.

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Points of Interest

1. Entrance to Laguna Lake Open Space

Pass through this gate and bear right on the unsigned Upper Loop Trail.

2. Left at trail junction

Turn left at this T-junction to follow the loop. The trail to the right leads out of the park and on to Cerro San Luis Obispo.

3. Left at gate

Pass through this gate and bear sharply left to follow the Lakeside Trail.

4. Eucalyptus grove

Pass through a small eucalyptus grove before reaching a junction with the trail back to the parking lot.