South Hills Trail

South Hills Open Space, California

Distance1.7mi
Elevation Gain438ft
Trailhead Elevation174ft
Top605ft
Elevation Min/Max174/605ft
Elevation Start/End174/174ft
South Hills Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in San Luis Obispo, California. It is within South Hills Open Space. It is 1.7 miles long and begins at 174 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 438 feet. Near the end of the trail is a viewpoint.

South Hills Trail Professional Review and Guide

"South Hills Open Space is a 60 acre gem in the city of San Luis Obispo. The one-mile gentle ascent to the rocky summit is highlighted by a birds-eye view of the city's folded green hills and surrounding valleys. The volcanic cones of Cerro San Luis Obispo and Bishop Peak are prominent landmarks to the north while the Santa Lucia Mountains border the city to the east and northeast."

South Hills Trail Reviews

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8/22/2009
Hiked the trail mid-day. Several cattle on the trail. A lot of volcanic rock on the trail. Good for hiking not running. Two large dogs accompanied. Very nice views of the area.
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12/31/2007
I have been hiking this trail for years. Good hike for kids and just to get in some exercise. Great views. Dogs love it, please clean up after them.
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Jun 2018