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post #1 of 14 Old 06-30-2010, 01:12 PM Thread Starter
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Trail suggestions for San Luis Obispo area

I'm looking for some good trail suggestions in the San Luis Obispo area and up towards Monterey. I've searched a bit and i don't really see many options. I have found a lot of dirt roads through national forest land but nothing challenging for even a stock Jeep. Been to Pismo and Hollister hills many times and both are great but i'm looking for more of a trail experience. Maybe i'll just have to make a trip somewhere like the Rubicon but it would be nice to find something close.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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post #2 of 14 Old 06-30-2010, 05:04 PM
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SLO 4-Wheelers Intro

They list a couple local trails that they have adopted
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Thank you sir.
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post #4 of 14 Old 07-01-2010, 07:55 PM
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There are some areas outside of Pozo, I'm not sure of their difficulty, but people go out there. There's also some trails up on Cuesta Ridge.
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i've been up by pozo and did not find anything that great, really just dirt roads that got steep sometimes. There is one really hard part but its kinda crazy, can't do it in my jeep.

I'll check out Cuesta ridge, thanks.
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Not much to choose from here. You have the Garcia Ridge Trail out of Pozo and High Mountain Road. I hear its pretty laid back with mild ruts until the end where it gets very tough. You have the Cuesta ridge which is my favorite. It's called TV Tower Road and is a service road for 3 TV/Telecom towers on the Ridge. There are mulitple "trails" the cut off the road that make for a fun time. And then there is Pismo which is different every day.

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Thanks, I'll be checking out Cuesta ridge.

I think this weekend some friends and i are are going to go explore the roads through the national forest area south of Monterey, just north of Fort Hunter Liggett. We are looking on google maps for dirt road to check out and we will just see what we find. Not expecting any real challenges just going exploring. Anyone ever been through that area?
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I would be interested to hear what you come up with but I think the vast majority of that country is in private hands...

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I always enjoyed Upper Lopez Canyon Rd. area. Nothing challenging out there but its a nice drive. It can be fun going through the creek, the like what 9 times, in the rainy season.

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I always enjoyed Upper Lopez Canyon Rd. area. Nothing challenging out there but its a nice drive. It can be fun going through the creek, the like what 9 times, in the rainy season.
Your talking about the road to Big Falls. It's just a dirt road, but yes, you do cross the creek about that many times. I went this winter and had the water at the bottom of the door.

Because I didnt mention it before, Garcia Ridge Trail forks off of High Mountain Road at the very top of the ridge. There are a few videos of it on YouTube. Look up Garcia Ridge. It's the only one I havent done.

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Awesome, thanks for the input guys. If we do go I'll be taking pictures and I'll post back here what i find.
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Your talking about the road to Big Falls. It's just a dirt road, but yes, you do cross the creek about that many times. I went this winter and had the water at the bottom of the door.

Because I didnt mention it before, Garcia Ridge Trail forks off of High Mountain Road at the very top of the ridge. There are a few videos of it on YouTube. Look up Garcia Ridge. It's the only one I havent done.
Yep just a road, it dosn't get interesting until after the Big Falls trail head, but just a road.

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If you come down do Garcia Ridge. I went and did some of it today after work...and....wow. A little big of everything for anyone. Def a moderate rated trail.

When I go back out in a few weeks with the new lift I am going to make sure I am disco'd and maybe even aired down a little

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Tj Tails in the San Luis Obispo area

I'm new to the area and looking for some trails. I'm gone on high Mountain Road and it was a great view on a dirt road. I would like to find something with more of a challenge. Anything around AG, SLO POZO would be great.
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