Area Status: Open
This area is Open

The climb to the summit is short of two miles at 1.7 miles of steep terrain that offers one of the finest views on the central coast. Sparse vegetative cover and high summer temperatures make this trail more enjoyable in the spring and fall. Trail is accessed from Cerro Alto Rd. west from the day-use parking area.

As of May 1, 2016, day use parking fee is $10 per vehicle or you can purchase a Parks Management Annual Pass for $50 at or by calling 805-434-1996. 

**Interagency Senior, Access and Annual Passes are not accepted for day use** 

Fore more information, please contact the Santa Lucia Ranger District Office at 805-925-9538 X 0 or the Parks Management Company at 805-434-1996. 

At a Glance

Current Conditions: undefined
Area Amenities: Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees Day Use Fee is $10.00 or you can display an Annaul Parks Management Pass that can be purchased for $50 by calling 805-434-1996 or  **Interagency Senior, Annual or Access Passes are not accepted for day us.  Camping Fee is $25.00 per night. Visitors with a Senior or Access Pass are granted a 50% discount on camping fees only (not valid for day use or extra vehicle overnight parking)**
Usage: Medium
Closest Towns: Cerro Alto Campground is located off HWY41 midway between Atascadero and Morro Bay.
Water: Bring your own water.
Restroom: At campground, vault
Passes: Adventure Passes, Senior Passes, Access Passes, and Parks Management Passes are all accepted. The Senior and Access pass will grant a 50% discount on camping fees.
Operated By: Parks Management



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Drinking water Yes
Toilets Vault Toilet
Parking Yes - Day use parking at Cerro Alto Trailhead is $10 per vehicle or display the Parks Management Annual Pass
Areas & Activities


  Area/Length : 
1.7 miles, one-way

  Elevation : 
2,624 ft.


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