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Johnson Ranch Full Loop

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3.4 Miles 5.5 Kilometers


95%

Runnable

373' 114 m

Ascent

-373' -114 m

Descent

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

10%

Max Grade (6°)

287' 88 m

High

81' 25 m

Low

Shared By Jeff Andrews

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This run combines the North Loop and South Loop in the beautiful Johnson Ranch Open Space.

Jeff Andrews

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Open Space is closed from one hour after sunset until one hour before sunrise.

Overview

Conveniently located just off Highway 101 between San Luis Obispo and Pismo Beach, the Johnson Ranch Open Space offers a peaceful getaway that doesn’t require much preparation. The rolling hills and grassy slopes snake through a line of sycamores leading up to a small footbridge over Dry Creek. While the panoramic views don’t compare to Bishop Peak or Cerro Alto, the Johnson Ranch Open Space provides a visually pleasing destination for an after-work hike or potentially challenging mountain bike rideverview

Need to Know

Facilities: There are no public restrooms or drinking water available.

Tips: A water bottle is recommended, particularly on warm summer days. The trail is flat enough in most places to run, mountain bike or take the dog out for an evening hike.

Parking: There is plenty of available parking at the bottom of the horseshoe bend, though it does fill up in the evenings around sunset.

Runner Notes

Watch out for rocks and roots on the trail

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History & Background

In 2001, after a century as a working ranch, the city of San Luis Obispo purchased this property and created Johnson Ranch Open Space. They city has put up signs honoring the Johnson Family and the parcel’s history. A collaborative community effort constructed a loop trail through the park, which opened in 2009 and is in great shape.

Contacts

Land Manager: City of San Luis Obispo

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