Trail Run Project Logo

Reservoir Canyon Trail

 4 votes

Length

3.2 Miles 5.2 Kilometers

82%

Runnable

Singletrack

Elevation

163' 50 m

Ascent

-1,282' -391 m

Descent

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

25%

Max Grade (14°)

1,682' 513 m

High

399' 122 m

Low

Conditions


Unknown

Getting forecast...

A flowing, scenic singletrack running between Reservoir Canyon Trailhead and the top of High School Hill.

Chris Fa

Overview

Features: River/Creek — Views
Dogs: Leashed

Runner Notes

Slippery when wet.

Description

From the top of High School Hill, a doubletrack trail runs southeast along a ridge. Continue past a fire road on the right that runs downhill down from the ridge and outlets into a residential neighborhood. Past a power line tower, there will be a trail marker on the left hand side of the doubletrack. Note the sign and follow this singletrack trail down the north facing side of the ridge.

The next mile is moderately steep (700ft/mile), rocky, and technical with dense shrubbery on either side. The trail becomes less steep and more buffed out after you pass a few metal structures and a swing hanging on a lone oak tree. The next mile and a half proceeds into a valley and follows a river until the trail terminates at the Reservoir Canyon Trailhead. The trail through the valley is the best section in this trail system but watch for low hanging tree branches.

Contacts

Land Manager: City of San Luis Obispo

You & this Trail


Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Get On-Trail Navigation

Send to Phone
Your Check-Ins

Check-Ins

none

Trail Ratings

  4.3 from 4 votes

#4467

Overall
  4.3 from 4 votes
5 Star
25%
4 Star
75%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Rankings

#501

in California

#4,467

Overall
34 Views Last Month
373 Since Nov 27, 2016
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

0%
0%
60%
20%
0%
20%

0 Comments

Trail Run Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Running