Hiking activities in San Luis Obispo
A popular day hike. The trail (about 2.5 miles) starts in a beautiful grove of live oaks and then heads steeply along rocky, exposed switchbacks, home to many lizards. Scramble up boulders at the top for panoramic views of San Luis Obispo Bay and the surrounding ranch land. To get to the hike, go northwest from downtown on Santa Rosa St (Hwy 1) for 1.5 miles, turn west onto Highland Dr and after a little less than 1 mile the road ends at the trailhead.
There are plenty of good hikes around SLO, many of which start from Poly Canyon Rd on the Cal Poly campus. Hiking maps and parking information are available at the booth on the right as you enter the campus.