Reservoir Canyon Trail is a great half day hike for anyone in the San Luis Obispo area. The hike takes roughly three hours to complete and begins just outside of the city. From the top, you will be rewarded with incredible views of SLO, the hilly landscape that surrounds it, and the coastline. Check out the video of our Reservoir Canyon Trail Adventure here!
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Reservoir Canyon Trail – Adventure Statistics
Time Required: 2.5 – 4 Hours
Location: Just east of San Luis Obispo
Distance: 5.3 miles (8.5km) round trip
Highest Elevation: 1700ft (520m)
Elevation Gain: 1358ft (414m)
Difficulty: 5/10 – Steep switchbacks
Season: Year Round
Additional Requirements: N/A