Ride Routes

This section provides a variety of routes recommended by SLOBC members that take advantage of the beautiful natural environment of the central coast. The routes are provided as GPS maps and can also be found as a group within ridewithgps.com named SLOBC.ORG.

Click on the Route name to access a RideWithGPS map.
Click on the Start name to access a Google Map of the start location.

Favorite Rides (Harder & Longer)

These rides have a terrain rating of 3 or 4 with 2,000 plus feet of ascent. They are generally 40 miles or more in length and are good for those seeking more strenuous rides.

North County Inland Routes

Route Start Miles Ascent
Pozo Santa Margarita Park, SM 40.6 2,900
Las Pilitas (Creston) Santa Margarita Park, SM 37.8 2,700
Parkhill (Creston) Santa Margarita Park, SM 37.9 2,700
Parkhill Short Santa Margarita Park, SM 24.4 2,100
Figure Eight Templeton Park, Templeton 35.3 2,800
Justin Winery (Adeliada) Marriott Courtyard Hotel, PR 37.8 3,600
Justin Winery (Peachy Canyon) Marriott Courtyard Hotel, PR 40.7 4,100
Peachy Canyon (Adeliada) City Park, Paso Robles 27.5 2,700
Peachy Canyon (Chimney Rock) City Park, Paso Robles 32.7 3,300
Peachy Canyon (Willow Creek) City Park, Paso Robles 42.2 4,200
Hog Canyon City Park, Paso Robles 47.8 2,900
Hog Canyon 2 Golden Hills Plaza, PR 39.9 2,200
Estrella Loop Golden Hills Plaza, PR 32 1,100
Estrella Loop 2 Golden Hills Plaza, PR 28 1,000
Estrella Loop 3 Golden Hills Plaza, PR 35 1,200
Estrella Loop Plus Golden Hills Plaza, PR 39 1,700
Parkfield San Miguel Park, SM 48.0 3,600
Parkfield Loop San Miguel Park, SM 71.7 3,500
Indian Valley San Miguel Park, SM 79.3 4,800
King City to San Miguel King City Shopping Center 64.5 3,800
Bitterwater Shandon (Crawford Clarke Park) 71.5 3,500
1971 Wildflower Century Creston 107.1 6,000

South County Routes

Route Start Miles Ascent
Hi Mountain, SLO French Park, San Luis Obispo 41.7 3,400
Hi Mountain, SLO Long French Park, San Luis Obispo 47.8 3,600
Hi Mountain, AG Heritage Square Park, AG 33.1 2,700
Huasna Valley, SLO French Park, San Luis Obispo 49.2 3,100
Huasna Hill, SLO French Park, San Luis Obispo 40.9 2,500
Huasna Valley, AG Heritage Square Park, AG 31.2 2,000
Guadalupe Heritage Square Park, AG 43.6 1,600

Coastal Routes

Route Start Miles Ascent
Ragged Point Shamel Park, Cambria 44.9 2,500
Old Creek Hardie Park, Cayucos 33.3 4,500
Nacimiento-Fergusson Kirk Creek Campground 52.7 7,800

Northern Santa Barbara Routes

Route Start Miles Ascent
Black May Grisham Park, Orcutt 47.7 3,500
Drum Canyon Los Alamos Park, Los Alamos 35.5 2,400
Foxen Canyon Los Alamos Park, Los Alamos 42.5 3,200
Jalama Lompoc River Park, Lompoc 38.2 3,700

Favorite Rides (Easier & Shorter)

These rides have a terrain rating of 1 or 2 with less than 2,000 feet of ascent. They are under 30 miles in length and are good for those seeking a more leisurely ride.

North County Inland Routes

Route Start Miles Ascent
Open Ranges (Shell Creek) Shandon (Crawford Clarke Park) 32.3 700

South County Routes

Route Start Miles Ascent
Hi Mountain, Biddle Biddle Co Park, AG 21.4 2,100
Lopez Lake Heritage Square Park, AG 23.5 1,800
Huasna, AG Heritage Square Park, AG 25.3 1,700
Where in the Hell is Huasna Heritage Square Park, AG 21.1 1,100
Wine Now, or Whine Later Heritage Square Park, AG 20.0 1,100

Coastal Routes

Route Start Miles Ascent
Canyons of Cayucos Lila Kaiser Park, Morro Bay 27.2 1,300
Lighthouse & Elephants Shamel Park, Cambria 26.6 1,200

Great Rides

Go to Great Rides to access ride descriptions/stories written by Robert Davis, SLOBC member, past President and author. The articles serve as a guide to what you might expect during rides on the central coast.