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Old 08-04-2013, 02:57 AM   #1
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Trails near SLO

I'm spending Labor Day weekend in Los Osos, near San Luis Obispo.. Really new to jeep-ing and was wondering if there were any trails in the area? This would really highlight our trip. Thank you!

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Old 08-04-2013, 11:53 AM   #2
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If you go behind Lopez Lake and take High Mountain Road you will find a few. Follow it all the way to HWY 58, Pozo Road and continue out to Turkey Flats there is Garcia Ridge. I haven't been there in years, I've heard some is just like fire roads and then some is really rutted and alot of off camber stuff.

It's pretty far out and cell service is sketchy so be sure and have another vehicle with you or leave info as to where your at. Good Luck, have fun!!

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I have not done any trails in the area..... but I would HIGHLY recommend getting to Pismo Beach and the dunes there.......THAT was a blast....
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If you go behind Lopez Lake and take High Mountain Road you will find a few. Follow it all the way to HWY 58, Pozo Road and continue out to Turkey Flats there is Garcia Ridge. I haven't been there in years, I've heard some is just like fire roads and then some is really rutted and alot of off camber stuff.

It's pretty far out and cell service is sketchy so be sure and have another vehicle with you or leave info as to where your at. Good Luck, have fun!!
Lab lover, is this trail easy to moderate? I'm still getting to know my limits and need to learn the ropes. I was able to map out the area from your directions .. Thanks for the tip off! I wonder if anyone knows of a mountain trail with views of the ocean?
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Cal Ploy SLO alumni here and I would highly recommend the dunes as well (oceano dunes). You can drive on the beach and camp over night, (reserveamerica.com). Check the tide, as u need to cross a ocean runoff to get back and forth to the dunes. a ton of rigs get stuck trying to cross it at high tide (check utube, pretty funny)... I used to sit with a lawn chair and a 12 pack when i was in school and watch folks play roulette trying to cross that runoff at high tide.

I'm actually on my way up on 8/8 thru 8/11. My TJ won't make it up this time (trying to find a D44 to swap out a junked D35), so the DRZ will log some hours instead.
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Lab lover, is this trail easy to moderate? I'm still getting to know my limits and need to learn the ropes. I was able to map out the area from your directions .. Thanks for the tip off! I wonder if anyone knows of a mountain trail with views of the ocean?
The area of Huasna, High Mt. Road is easy. There are a couple small creek crossings, but I doubt there's any water since we haven't had any rain. It's a scenic and nice drive, I would recommend it.

I haven't been to the Garcia Ridge area in many years, I've heard from friends that there are easy spots and some extremely difficult spots too.

I don't know of any mountain trails with ocean views, most of the property that would provide a view is privately owned. You can hike some trails that have amazing views, one out of Shell Beach is beautiful.

There is always the beach as others have mentioned, I've lived here my entire life and spent many days on the dunes in a dunebuggy or my dads Jeeps. I prefer not to go down there due to the number of tourists and the salt water. However, if you visit here it's sort of a must do. It's the only beach in California you can drive on and no matter how much we fight, someday the environmentalist very well may end up closing the dunes

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