Cerro Alto

Cerro Alto


There are two great hiking trails in San Luis Obispo County. One is Bishop Peak and the other is Cerro Alto. Bishop Peak is in San Luis Obispo, while Cerro Alto is just outside Atascadero. The hike is 5.5 miles roundtrip and moderately strenuous, leading up from the deeply shaded campground right up to an exposed peak, but well worth the energy expended when you get to the top. There are fantastic views of Morro Rock and the whole coast. Watch the sun dip into the sea at sunset from one of the highest points on the Central Coast.

The trailhead for Cerro Alto is off of Highway 41, 7.25 miles from Highway 1 in Morro Bay or 8.75 miles from U.S. Highway 101 and Morro Road/Highway 41 off ramp. Look for forest road 29S11.




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