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West Cuesta Ridge Map

Trail Map for West Cuesta Ridge


Trails in the West Cuesta Ridge area vary from dirt roads to rocky, technical signletrack. The majority of this coastal chaparral riding area is in the Los Padres National Forest. However, trails also cross through lands owned by the City of San Luis Obispo, the Land Conservancy of SLO County, and California Polytechnic State University. Trail conditions vary widely in each parcel of land, but typically feature abundant singletrack, hairpin turns, shallow water crossings, as well as the occasional small herd of cattle in the lower areas. The upper ridge trails offer panoramic views of the entire county extending to the ocean. 

Trail Etiquette:

When riding any of the trails detailed on these maps, please be mindful of the etiquette recommended by the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) and CCCMB:

  • Only ride on open trails.
  • Leave no trace.
  • Ride in control of your bicycle or horse.
  • Always yield trail to others.
  • Never scare animals or people.
  • Plan ahead.


Trail maps developed by GEObispo