Socal - San Luis Obispo County - Atascadero/Morro Bay NickNames: #CerroAlto
From San Luis: Take 101 north to highway 41. go west for about 8-9 miles. look for a sign designating campground 1/4 mile. Campground will be on your left called Cerro Alto.park outside the fee area and familiarize yourself with the map provided.Ride in about one mile to either the trailhead or the bridge trail. Please keep speeds down on the road as the camp keeper doesn't mind bikes but he hates high speeds on the paved road. The area was recently (2 years ago) burned by a huge fire and is currently recovering so stay on the trails.
You can also drive from San Luis Obispo off Hwy 101 onto Hwy 1 through Morro Bay; then take Hwy 41 east up into the Santa Lucia Mountains to the Los Padres National Forest Cerro Alto Campground at the right about 7 miles from MB. You may return to MB, drive over to Los Osos and hop right over to Montaña de Oro State Park for more mountain bike trails. Or drive further up the north coast on Hwy 1 to the Big Sur trails. Thomas Guide page 325 A10
Per his request, please don't skid and watch for the hikers...