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Level: Advanced
Length: 10 mi (16.1 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: -
Total: 33 riders

Mountain Biking Cerro San Luis

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#248 of 1,001 mountain bike trails in California
#3,133 in the world

These are multiuser trails managed by the city. There will be many hikers and bikers out. Use cation. Some parts of the hill are private property. There are several routes to the top and around the base. The back side has jumps, drops, etc. Control your speed on the downhill. If you ride it, consider joining the Central Coast Concerned Mountain Bikers to make sure the trail stays open and stays maintained.

First added by Geech on Nov 17, 2006. Last updated Apr 28, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
Take the Marsh St. Exit in San Luis Obispo and head back under 101, from the you'll see parking off to the right and the trail head is right next to the parking area.
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  • Jared13   ✓ supporter

    A large network of multi-use trails. The climbs can be quite steep in parts but the descents are worth it! Please have a bike bell because it's a very popular trail system.

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  • Jared13   ✓ supporter

    Lots of chunk on the climb up and even more on the way down. You can avoid some of the larger rocks by taking the fire road up. I suggest having a map or a guide because there are a lot of options. After the jumps on the way down, be mindful of the fence/gate.

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  • sparkomatic

    Really steady climb up partial broken road and trail with some heart pumping climbs, ounce reaching the top of this winding hill yo the right starts your boulder canyon known as rock garden. Good jump opurtunities but hold on. Garden stops halfway down hill allowing you to branch into tons of switchbacks.

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  • jammy24

    By the way we were on the trail that is outlined on this map:

    zoom in and look on the west side (or left side). it is in and out of the red box. I wasn't sure if the box signified where we could and could not be, but either way you should not shoot at three girl hikers!

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  • jammy24

    Does anyone know if the West side of the mountain is open to the public me and my two girlfriends were hiking out there tonight and someone was shooting a gun, a bullet hit the ground right in between us. We yelled at them to stop shooting, they yelled back and shot ten more shots, as we ran into the trees for cover. The sherriff told us they were shooting squirrels and they were concerned that we were trespasssing, we were on the upper trail that faces the barn and there are no, no trespassing signs. The sherriff actually was very unhelpful and suggested we don't use that trail anymore and seemed to believe their story that they didn't know we were there even though they were shouting, and shooting at us.

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  • c.c.

    Please be aware the majority of San Luis Mountain is private property. The property owners have been very generous in allowing nearly full access to multiple trail users. PLEASE respect their property. DO NOT under any circumstances cut fences, climb fences, make new trails or leave any gates open. Failure to care for this property will jeopardize opportunities for access. thanks!* Review edited 1/28/2009

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