Distance: 3 – 8 miles depending on route.
Directions: From San Luis Obispo take Highway 1 north past Highland Drive to Stenner Creek Road. Turn right and drive approximately two miles to Cal Poly Ropes Course Parking Area. Walk the road to the end, go through the gate and follow the trail left up through the eucalyptus trees. This will take you to the railroad tracks and Stenner Springs Preserve and West Cuesta Ridge.
Description: This trail is most popular for mountain cyclists looking for a great climb and descent of West Cuesta Ridge. The entire loop is about 8 miles. A shorter loop of 5 miles can be made by traversing Cal Poly lands above the railroad tracks and returning along the Poly Canyon Road to Stenner Creek.
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