Click here for Ranger Service program details, including information
on Ranger-Led Hikes and Trail Workdays.
Space Hours: Dawn to Dusk
on the open spaces below to learn more about City trails.
Open Space Guidelines
For hiker's safety, please assist the Ranger Service by complying with
For more information
on the City's open spaces, contact
Ranger Service Supervisor, at 781-7302.
The Ranger Service works to provide both educational and
recreational opportunities to the community of San Luis Obispo. The City's 4,000 acres of
designated open space promise to have something for everyone. Rugged
hiking trails, challenging mountain biking and leisurely scenic
pathways can be found just minutes from downtown. Open spaces in and
around SLO demonstrate the beauty and diversity that characterize
California's famed Central Coast. Within just 5 miles of the city
center, outdoor enthusiasts can find themselves exploring marshy
wetlands, traversing mature growth woodlands or viewing hidden