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Hiking the trails of SLO

San Luis Obispo, United States

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Experience hosted by Ari

2 hours
Includes food, drinks, equipment
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

I like to personalize hikes to everyone specific needs wants (easy or hard trails - near the beach, seeing the green hills, etc). From there, we set aside 1-3 hours, pending the difficulty of the hill, and just hike and enjoy the scenery. I pack water, snacks, and any other necessities, and also double as a photographer. Sometimes we do quizzes on flowers/animals/insects seen (fun for kids). Other times we learn about the history of the area. We enjoy the views from the top for as long as you like, (we can eat, drink, take photos, etc) before heading down the mountain. I can also provide a copy of the trail map that we complete or send ideas for other local hikes (ask ahead of time). The whole event is catered to the clients skills, wants and needs, so if someone likes flowers, we could focus on that aspect of the hike as well.

*Since this is an outdoor activity, some trails might not be available due to extreme weather and/or changing conditions
** Please consider booking the private option when you reserve your hike, to ensure you and your group have a nice, private experience

COVID UPDATE: Please visit us on Facebook or Instagram for more information about making bookings, etc:
HIKE SLO 805 or @hikeslo805
Other things to note
Please have a realistic idea of your hiking skills. These trails are rocky, uneven, and constantly changing. If you are unable to safely make it to the top of the hill, we will have to return.
I like to personalize hikes to everyone specific needs wants (easy or hard trails - near the beach, seeing the green hills, etc). From there, we set aside 1-3 hours, pending the difficulty of the hill, and just hike and enjoy the scenery. I pack water, snacks, and any other necessities, and also double as a photographer. Sometimes we do quizzes on flowers/animals/insects seen (fun for kids). Other times we learn about the history of the area.…

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What's included

  • Food
    I will have snacks for people if they get hungry along the way (granola ba...
  • Drinks
    I will carry water, about 500ml/33oz per person.
  • Equipment
    I will have basic supplies of band-aids, sunscreen, and hair ties.
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Meet your host, Ari

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 18 Reviews
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I am an avid hiker and love the outdoors. I have been hiking in SLO since I moved here in 2006, and have learned all of the trails in the area. I even started a hiking group on Facebook called HIKESLO805. It keeps people informed on upcoming running races, hikes and outdoor events. I lead people on hikes in this group, picking the best trails fit to their hiking skills and hopeful goals. (I also have run in numerous 1/2 marathons, the SLO Marathon in 2017, hiked Half Dome, hiked most trails in Yosemite and Zion, hiked Big Sur and hiked Mount Whitney -highest peek in the contiguous US)
I am an avid hiker and love the outdoors. I have been hiking in SLO since I moved here in 2006, and have learned all of the trails in the area. I even started a hiking group on Facebook called HIKESLO805. It keeps people informed on upcoming running races, hikes and outdoor events. I lead people on hikes in this group, picking the best trails fit to their hiking skills and hopeful goals. (I also have run in numerous 1/2 marathons, the SLO Marathon in 2017, hiked Half Dome, hiked most trails…
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Where you'll be

Each trail is very different and offers interesting things. It is important to have a local with you on some of the trails to ensure you don't get lost, don't hike at a time that is too hot, and have an overall good experience. If someone likes ocean view, I know the best trail for a nice ridge walk. If someone wants to see the 7 sisters, I know a great lookout for them to see them all.
Please have your own transportation/ability to Uber/Lift

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 18 reviews.

Molly
November 2019
Ari made it possible for me to hike a peak that I would have been afraid to attempt on my own. Not only did we reach top but also she gave me great tips on managing my breathing, safely maneuvering loose rock, and remembering to look up and enjoy the beautiful coastline :) Ari boosted my hiking-ability confidence and also made it possible for me to have an incredible experience — the opportunity to see some of the most beautiful coastline in California. I am Forever thankful :)
Ari made it possible for me to hike a peak that I would have been afraid to attempt on my own. Not only did we reach top but also she gave me great tips on managing my breathing, s…
Tracey
August 2019
Ari was amazing and such a great hiking guide. She was so knowledgeable about hiking and the mountains as well as local area info. We had an amazing time! Highly recommend!! B Thanks Ari!!! ( Sophia says it was so RAD)
Marisela
August 2019
I was looking for a nice, chill hike to explore with my partner and friend for my birthday weekend and Ari was amazing! She was patient when we got lost and we're a few minutes late to our drive to the hike and she was able to accommodate to our needs. We were mostly looking for a chill walk in nature and she led us to the Irish Hills trail which was worth the view! She provided us with a great variety of snacks and carried our water bottles. We aren't in the best hiking shape but Ari was incredibly understanding of that and super supportive and encouraging throughout the entire way. Highly recommend this trial for anyone visit Pismo/SLO, will definitely be coming back again to get some more awesome recommendations from Ari!
I was looking for a nice, chill hike to explore with my partner and friend for my birthday weekend and Ari was amazing! She was patient when we got lost and we're a few minutes lat…
Kevin
August 2019
Ari is an excellent hiking host. Great communication & providing hiking options to accommodate our level. Immediately upon meeting her she is very high spirited, open & 100% committed to providing a great hiking experience. She asked several times & cared how we were doing, hiked & stopped at our pace and provided mountain & SLO history. Thanks again!
Ari is an excellent hiking host. Great communication & providing hiking options to accommodate our level. Immediately upon meeting her she is very high spirited, open & 100% commit…
Jason
August 2019
Ari was Awesome. Great communication and details before we met made it easy. During hike she was really easy going but knowledgeable. She was especially great with kids...they had lots of nature questions and she super patient and friendly. Of courses knew the area inside and out. Thanks Ari for a great time for family!
Ari was Awesome. Great communication and details before we met made it easy. During hike she was really easy going but knowledgeable. She was especially great with kids...they had…
Isaac
July 2019
Ari was the best, she made us feel welcome. She knew had tons of knowledge about the area and made us feel welcome. I will definitely be hiking with her again.

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

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Government ID

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Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 10 and up can attend.

What to bring

Weather appropriate clothing and shoes

Addional needs (medication, walking stick, sunglasses)