Welcome to Down Home, San Luis Obispo Classical Academy’s blog! We are a classical school offering options to make education work for families. We have a full hybrid program for grades pre-12, which means part-time classroom and part-time home instruction with a 4 day option for middle school and a university model high school. This blog is meant to support and encourage on the home front because in so many ways, the heart of what happens at SLO Classical Academy happens down home.

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Freebie in SLO County! – idea #5 – Central Coast Hiking

{photos by Cheryl McCabe}

One of the unique features of our coastal area is the fact that while we have plenty of beaches up and down our coast, SLO County also offers plenty of mountainous terrain for our non-beach goers to enjoy. Here is a list of local hikes and trails you can explore! This list include hikes ranging from easy to very strenuous so please pay close attention to each hike’s difficulty rating prior to your family adventure.

Reservoir Canyon, pictured below, is a favorite among many locals. We know we probably missed many more so please comment below to add or if you have any favorites (anyone been to Big Falls recently?), we’d love to hear about those also!

SLO Classical Academy is not affiliated with any of the above-mentioned websites, businesses or organizations.