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1st Home Schooling field trip

The girls were asking to go on a hike to see new things. They loved it here! It was a easy hike... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Charlene M
A Surprising Trip in a Graveyard

We arrived late in the morning at Cal Poly SLO campus in search of its Experimental Structures... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2017
Jerry M
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Eight-mile running trail lined with plants, flowers, and cows.
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good52%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible5%
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“arch” (2 reviews)
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San Luis Obispo, CA
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

The girls were asking to go on a hike to see new things. They loved it here! It was a easy hike and the girls loved all the structures. I highly recommend!

Thank Charlene M
Reviewed 24 May 2017

We arrived late in the morning at Cal Poly SLO campus in search of its Experimental Structures Facility, also known as the Architecture Graveyard. This little-known element of the campus was largely created and, in some cases, renovated by teams of architecture and design seniors...More

Thank Jerry M
Reviewed 11 May 2017

This was a nice easy hike into the area behind the campus. There are a number of old Senior Projects on the trail that are interesting to look at.

Thank Marshall W
Reviewed 6 May 2017

This is a great place for short or long trails. Foot or mountain bikes. Flat and hilly. The view from the ridge (where the P is) is worth the hike. Right now, lots of water running in the creek. Hiking length can vary from mile...More

Thank Liza W
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Not only is this a great moderate hike that doesn't require a high level of fitness, but exploring Cal Poly's architectural graveyard makes this really fun for both kids and adults. Come on a weekend for best parking availability.

Thank Catherine O
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

We anticipated this hike because we wanted to see the architecture graveyard and the swing. We circled around for 45 minutes to find a parking place. We found metered parking for times up to two hours. All were full. Very disappointed. We went to the...More

Thank nancypants911
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Nice easy hike. Poly student engineering projects, older and not kept up but very interesting none the less.

Thank Eric M
Reviewed 25 October 2016

We took the hike up to the Design Village, which is better known as the Architecture Graveyard, a term the architecture department is mightily trying to stamp out. We came up on a tour as part of Cal Poly Family Weekend, but it seems that...More

Thank MikeT19278
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

It was about a mile hike from where we parked all the way to the entrance of this place. The walk was relatively flat so it wasn't difficult. We walked a mile zig zagging throughout the exhibits so by the time we got back to...More

Thank Timothy Y
Reviewed 13 May 2016

Our daughter took us through the Architecture Graveyard and up to the Serenity Swing. The trail runs near a creek for part of the way and has more shade than a lot of SLO hikes. The last part of the hike at the peak is...More

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