2 miles
Distance
471 ft
Climb
-475 ft
Descent
00:15:03
Avg time

South Loop Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Johnson Ranch
    California
  • AKA
    South Loop Trail, Johnson Ranch
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Season
    Year Round
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #19410 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    35 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 35 in Trail Running
    • 35 in Hiking

Johnson Ranch Open Space preserves 242 acres of old ranch land just south of San Luis Obispo. The 3.7-mile Johnson Ranch Loop explores the municipal open space, which is dominated by rolling grassy hills accented by serpentine rocks. A shortcut can be used to trim the hike to 2.5 miles. There is 200 feet of total elevation between the high and low points of the hike, a distance that is repeated several times over the meandering loop.

More Stats for South Loop mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -4 ft
  • Altitude min
    83 ft
  • Altitude max
    293 ft
  • Altitude start
    87 ft
  • Altitude end
    83 ft
  • Grade max
    -28.293%
  • Grade min
    33.818%
  • Distance climb
    4,876 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,157 ft
  • Avg time
    00:15:03
  • Avg reverse time
    00:12:48
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Status:
on Jun 20, 2020
Dry
Avg: 4 (5 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • White
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  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      South Loop Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Jun 20, 2020 @ 7:40am
      Jun 20, 2020
      Trails are now one way and now busy so arrive early to beat the walkers and hikers.
      May 9, 2020 @ 3:18pm
      May 9, 2020
      Jan 4, 2020 @ 3:37pm
      Jan 4, 2020
      Trail is in perfect condition. No issues.
      Dec 20, 2019 @ 5:25pm
      Dec 20, 2019
      A few slick, muddy spots but most of the trail is perfect.
      Sep 30, 2019 @ 5:57pm
      Sep 30, 2019
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 5 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 112 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      All
      • 716 rides
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      Photos

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      Sep 22, 2019 @ 9:24am
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      Sep 22, 2019 @ 9:24am
      Sep 22, 2019
      13 |
      May 5, 2019 @ 12:09am
      May 5, 2019
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      May 5, 2019 @ 12:09am
      May 5, 2019

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      Johnson Ranch to Irish Hills and Return
      20 miles

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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 1
      flag fortyonethirty2 (Aug 25, 2019 at 17:26)
       Pretty easy. Flows pretty well. Ties in well with the north loop, to make a bigger loop. Easy enough for beginners, but still fun for experienced riders. Good one to bring the wife or GF. Lots of hikers, so it's better on weekdays and less popular times.
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