Sierra Club San Luis Obispo
One Earth, One Chance
Morro Rock, Home of the Peregrine Falcon
Trail Guide Updates and Corrections
Bishop Peak Trail Work

Unfortunately, the Sierra Club Trail Guide is not perfect. Below are a few corrections or changes.

We apologize for any problems this may have caused.

 

EAST WEST RANCH

Page 37: The trail name has been changed to Fiscalini Ranch.

Additonal information:

Several other trails now exist on the Ranch which explore the Cambria Pine habitat.

 

MONTANA DE ORO RIDGE TRAIL-BARRANCA LOOP

Page 112: The trail guide shows the old Ridge Trail as of 2007.

Correction:

In 2008, with the help of hikers, equestrians and mountain cyclists, the trail has been rerouted to Hazard Peak. The overall elevation remains the same but the distance is a little longer. The trail was rerouted to make it easier to maintain and improve habitat.

 

PREFUMO CANYON

Page 132: A single trailhead is shown on Prefumo Canyon Road.

Additonal Information:

The Irish hills can now be accessed from the west end of Madonna Road in SLO. A more detailed map can be gotten from the San Luis Obispo Parks and Recreation Department.

 

AMERICAN CANYON TO BUCKEYE CAMP HIKE

Page 178: It indicates that you can get a permit from the Forest Service when the gate is closed.

Correction:

The road beyond the gate is private until you reach the American Canyon Trailhead. There is an agreement between the landowner and the Forest Service to have the gate opened for hunting season six weeks of the year, mid August to late September. During other times of the year it MAY be possible to get permission to go through the gate, but there is no guarantee that the Forest Service will grant permission. They may make other suggestions on how to access this area--such as jumping over the gate. We have been unable to ascertain if an agreement is in place to allow foot traffic on this road when the gate is closed.

In any case, the Sierra Club does not support crossing private property, unless permission has been given by the landowner, government agency or where an agreement has been reached to allow public access.

The American Canyon Trail can be accessed via the Trout Creek Trailhead, or via Caldwell Mesa.

 

MACHESNA MOUNTAIN HIKE

Page 184: It indicates that you can get a permit from the Forest Service, when the gate is closed.

Correction:

The road beyond the gate is private until you reach the Forest Service Gate on American Canyon Road. There is an agreement between the landowner and the Forest Service to have the gate opened for hunting season six weeks of the year, mid August to late September. During other times of the year it MAY be possible to get permission to go through the gate, but there is no guarantee that the Forest Service will grant permission. They may make other suggestions on how to access this area--such as jumping over the gate. We have been unable to ascertain if an agreement is in place to allow foot traffic on this road when the gate is closed.

In any case, the Sierra Club does not support crossing private property, unless permission has been given by the landowner, government agency or where an agreement has been reached to allow public access.

Machesna Mountain may be accessed from the Queen Bee side of the Machesna Wilderness when the gate is closed.


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