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Cerro Alto

Intermediate
 4.6 (12)

Amazing trail to the highest peak in San Luis Obispo County.


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4.7

Miles

7.5

KM

72%

Runnable

2,411' 735 m

High

1,014' 309 m

Low

1,411' 430 m

Up

1,412' 430 m

Down

11%

Avg Grade (7°)

36%

Max Grade (20°)

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Runner Notes

A well-maintained trail; not really any obstacles.

Description

Take Highway 41 to the Cerro Alto Campground exit. Continue all the way to the end of the road to where the trailhead is. Take the trail to the top, there isn't really much other than that.

There are a couple nice shaded areas along the lower part, the rest is pretty open. Be sure to pack water and sunscreen. The trail is a tough climb, as it is 2.7 miles of all uphill. Thankfully it is a pretty steady climb, so once you get going, there are few surprises.

Once at the peak, enjoy the great views of the entire county.

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Nathan Delaney

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  4.6 from 12 votes

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  4.6 from 12 votes
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A beautiful midway stop.
May 15, 2016 near Atascadero, CA
Lots of wild flowers blooming on the trail.
Apr 24, 2019 near Santa M…, CA
Beautiful trail!
Apr 24, 2019 near Atascadero, CA
It's definitely a steep trail.
Nov 2, 2016 near Atascadero, CA

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Ryan Rodrigues
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