Peak Elevation: 1,100
Distance: 5-7 miles
Estimated Time: 2-4
Total Area: 941 acres
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MOUNTAIN BIKING WELCOME
of the Prefumo Canyon
and Madonna Road Trailheads:
Map your trip to Irish Hills (Madonna
From Highway 101, take Los Osos Valley Road north towards Los Osos. Turn
left onto Prefumo Canyon Road. Follow this road for one mile and the
trailhead will be on the left after a bridge crossing.
Madonna Road Trailhead:
From Highway 101, take the Los Osos Valley Road north towards Los Osos.
Turn left on Madonna Road. Follow the street to the end and find parking
on the street, then walk up the dirt road to the trailhead.
The topographic maps
(included below) may be used for terrain review prior to or during a
Printable Map: 8.5x11
View Only Version: 11x17
The Irish Hills
were named by Irish immigrants who found the hills to be reminiscent
Roads were made
during WWII with the purpose of looking for minerals. The mine was
for manganese (used to cool iron ore in the metal making process).
The house at
Madonna Trailhead is an old school house that was once the center of
the Irish Hills School District. The Irish Hills School District
merged with the Laguna District in 1943.
The property was
acquired by the City in 1998-2001.