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Take the long way home....

If you like a challenging hike, this is it! We went up the mountain from behind he trail map in... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2018
San Jose, California
Bring water, water, water

So I have only lived within a feed miles of this hike for decades but it was always something I... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2018
San Luis Obispo, California
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Reviewed 29 August 2018

If you like a challenging hike, this is it! We went up the mountain from behind he trail map in parking lot. Didn't know this was the hardest route. Continuous up hill trek for more than 1 1/2 miles, including switchbacks and narrow paths at...More

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Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

So I have only lived within a feed miles of this hike for decades but it was always something I wanted to do. Even though this is summer and we are in a heat wave I decided to try it. It is a real tease...More

1  Thank CentralCoastDiverSLO
Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

This is a lovely place. We did the small loop of 1 mile with our two kids of 3 and 6. That was not always easy and safe for them... Not an easy trail. But very nice.

3  Thank Jaero35
Reviewed 24 April 2017

all up hill. over 1700 feet up but nice trail. trail markers are lacking in a few places. in the spring, especially this yr with all the rain, poison oak every where. little shade so sunny summer days can be real hot. on the good...More

2  Thank brent b
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Reservoir Canyon trail is an easy and scenic hike close to town. It is suitable for young children, elderly folks and everyone in between.

3  Thank EliseW157
Reviewed 17 February 2017

What a beautiful, easy hike with well-maintained, sheltered trails that keep you cool on a hot summer day. Fun things you'll find are a waterfall and you can sneak into the cave behind it. And a art sculptures and swing near the top! It's a...More

3  Thank Catherine O
Reviewed 11 January 2017

When there is water, you have a small waterfall and cave at the start. Starts out flat and wide path, as you start to go up it gets a little tougher, hardest part towards the top. Worth the climb to see San Luis from the...More

3  Thank Eric M
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

This trail is nice because it is for all physical activity types. The first half of the trail is a beautiful green walking trail following a creek. There's a waterfall in the beginning (not year round) but is super pretty and fun to play in...More

Thank Haykmo
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Was looking for something challenging yet doable in a few hours. Came across this and decided to give it a try. What a pleasant surprise this was, the natural artwork is awesome and landscape is beautiful. Can't wait to do this again to find more...More

2  Thank Jacqui G
Reviewed 22 January 2016

What a beautiful hike this is! Amazing waterfalls and an easy trail that's great for kids. A family favorite to be sure!

2  Thank KamranNezami
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Julie M
31 August 2018|
Response from CentralCoastDiverSLO | Reviewed this property |
I just stayed in the middle of the trail and washed everything with technu when I got back. I had no problems and I am very sensitive to it.
Julie G
15 March 2017|
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Response from Haykmo | Reviewed this property |
I actually much prefer the first half of the hike. While you do get the amazing view at the end, the last half of the hike is a just incline with a lot of rocky areas. The first half is really green with a creek and during... More