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Trail Updates: Some trails are being rerouted to have hikers travel in the same direction to avoid having to pass each other on trails. Please respect signage and stay 6ft apart from others while out. We are all in this together!

NEW - Rerouting of Trails

Cerro San Luis: There is new signage at the trail directing you. Please follow it. View the kiosk at the start of the trail to see the changes.

Johnson Ranch: There is new signage at the trail directing you. Please follow it. View the kiosk at the start of the trail to see the changes.

Bishop Peak: Access to Summit Trail is CLOSED due to the inability for hikers to pass one another while maintaining a 6ft social distance. For now, the Felsman Loop remains open. Users are encouraged to hike in a clockwise direction on the Felsman Loop or Felsman shortcut. Please refer to the trail head kiosk to see where directional signage was posted.

      

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REPORT A TRANSIENT ENCAMPMENT IN OPEN SPACE: 805-781-7302

Trails & Open Space | Ranger Services works to provide both educational and recreational opportunities to the community of San Luis Obispo. The City's 7,000 acres of designated open space promise to have something for everyone including rugged hiking trails, challenging mountain biking and leisurely scenic pathways just minutes from downtown.

Maps

View Open Space and Trail Maps here.

Bishop Peak
Cerro San Luis
Irish Hills
Islay Hill
Johnson Ranch
Laguna Lake
Reservoir Canyon
South Hills
Stenner Springs
Terrace Hill 
All Open Space

Trail Updates
*Please note that updates occurring over the weekend may not appear until Monday morning.*

Open Space Status

 Open

Closed

Bishop Peak

 Partial REROUTED

Cerro San Luis

 

Lemon Grove Loop CLOSED

Irish Hills Areas (3): 

 


  • Madonna trail head
   CLOSED
  • Prefumo trail head
  CLOSED
  • Sterling trail head
 Open

Islay Hill

Open

 

Johnson Ranch

 

CLOSED

Laguna Lake

Open

Reservoir Canyon

 Partial Use Creek Bypass Trail

Bowden Ranch

Open

 

South Hills

Open

 

Stenner Springs

Open

 

Terrace Hill

Open

 

 

Ranger-led hikes

Ranger led hikes are a great way to learn more about the open spaces you enjoy. Rangers cover topics from flora and fauna to local history of open spaces. These hikes are also a great way to get to know your local rangers and ask questions about the Ranger Service and responsible use of open space. - Rain cancels - 

In the interest of public safety, all of our scheduled hikes and volunteer workdays are canceled until further notice. 

 

Volunteer with the Rangers

Wednesday Workdays + Saturday Workdays - Cancelled until further notice

 

Thank you, devoted volunteers!

The Parks and Recreation Department appreciates the many community members who consistently strive to maintain and protect the thousands of acres of City open space and trails.

Open Space Guidelines

(805) 781-7302
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For the safety of all users
, including hikers, cyclists, trail runners and others, please comply with the following:

  • Access Permitted from Dawn to Dusk ONLY
  • Camping Prohibited
  • Stay on Designated Trails
  • Wear Proper Hiking Shoes
  • Bring plenty of water and snacks
  • Dogs Must be on a Leash
  • Pick up after your Dog
  • Pack it In, Pack it Out
  • ID card, first aid kit and cell phone
  • More Information 

Open

 Open *expect closures this weekend
*Expect closures this weekend