Reservoir Canyon Trail

Reservoir Canyon Natural Reserve, California

Distance2.4mi
Elevation Gain1,801ft
Trailhead Elevation425ft
Top1,698ft
Elevation Min/Max420/1698ft
Elevation Start/End425/425ft
Reservoir Canyon Trail is a hiking trail in San Luis Obispo County, California. It is within Reservoir Canyon Natural Reserve. It is 2.4 miles long and begins at 425 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,801 feet. Near the trailhead there is parking. Along the trail there are a wood, scrubs, and a tree.

Reservoir Canyon Trail Professional Review and Guide

"The Reservoir Canyon Trail is found in an undeveloped open space maintained by the City of San Luis Obispo. It is a wonderful forested creekside trail that meanders up the canyon parallel to Reservoir Creek. Along the creek are cascades, small waterfalls and pools."

Reservoir Canyon Trail Reviews

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1/19/2013
Amazing hike. Beautiful creek runs along trail. Many spots for pictures. A waterfall at the beginning. The hike going up to the summit is strenous took about an hour of uphill climbing. The view at the top is spectacular!! A surprise up there too great photo ops:)
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10/31/2009
Beautiful Trail and great views. Marked well at the beginning but when we reached the top of the mountain we realized the map didn't go that far and there were no trail markers. Be careful there is private property.
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2/14/2009
Nice trail, starts out gradually going up a river canyon and then works its way up the side up the mountain and joins with a dual track on the ridge. The adjacent river is really pretty, and the view from the top is fantastic, I could see all of San Luis Obispo as well as out to Morro Bay. Only caveats are that some parts of the steeper parts of the trail are fairly narrow, it can get pretty muddy after the rain, and you may encounter livestock blocking the trail.
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Jun 2018