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Montana de Oro State Park

3550 Pecho Valley Rd, Los Osos, CA 93402-4103
+1 805-528-0513
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Beautiful run on bluff trail

Have been out here twice recently and this is a great trail to see the ocean and wild flowers while... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
CentralCoastDiverSLO
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San Luis Obispo, California
via mobile
Great day trip for all ages

A lovely free state park with camping, sandy beaches filled with any rock hunters dream of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nancy C
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Alta Loma, California
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A great network of biking trails make this state park a perfect destination for expert and beginner bikers alike.
  • Excellent83%
  • Very good13%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“bluff trail” (71 reviews)
“tide pools” (51 reviews)
“morro bay” (55 reviews)
LOCATION
3550 Pecho Valley Rd, Los Osos, CA 93402-4103
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+1 805-528-0513
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Have been out here twice recently and this is a great trail to see the ocean and wild flowers while you are either running or walking along the trail. Also keep an eye out for wildlife as it is abundant. Early is better than later...More

1  Thank CentralCoastDiverSLO
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lovely free state park with camping, sandy beaches filled with any rock hunters dream of beautiful smooth colorful rocks and hiking. The bluff trail is easy and hugs the cliffs with spectacular ocean views of ocean waves crashing into rocks and cliffs. We got...More

Thank Nancy C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The drive was amazing with the trees. Many hiking trails and an amazing little beach! Well worth the trip from Avila!

Thank Gregory S
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Reviewed May 15, 2018

We stopped at Montana de Oro on a suggestion and we are so glad we did! The "Bluff Trail" was gorgeous, and had beach access so that you could go down tidepools. It's a nice wide easy walk, that winds along the bluffs, and the...More

Thank Amy C
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Reviewed April 30, 2018 via mobile

We went to hike here 3 days in a row. The cliff trails and vistas are stunning. The pebbled beaches have great stores and seashelss. The tide pools are mesmerizing. Love, love this park.

Thank Jane G
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Reviewed April 16, 2018

Amazing views. Great walking and hiking trails. There are options for all levels of fitness. I did a loop starting at Valencia Peak trail head. I hiked to Valencia Peak, then Oats Peak, then Coon Creek Trail, and then Buff Trail back to Valencia Peak...More

1  Thank 921adriank
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Reviewed April 14, 2018

Excellent hike. The views are out of this world. Easy hike. Pretty windy but there is no bad weather, just bad gear - so dress in layers and you will be fine.

Thank Boisenb
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Reviewed March 28, 2018

The views are amazing at every turn. It was fairly windy and cold but who cares when you have these views.There’s many benches to stop and rl

Thank Yosemitesteve
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Reviewed March 15, 2018

A true natural experience... viewing the elephant seals is so special. If you are really lucky you might see a live birth. And Docents are excellent.

Thank Tim S
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Reviewed March 3, 2018

lots of choices: hike up to the hills, hike down to the beach from the bluff trail, rv camp, walk/bike-in camp, mountain biking & equestrian trails. all very scenic & worth many enthralling hours.

1  Thank OldMiquel
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Here is what the whale websites say: Montaña de Oro State Park offers one of the best locations on the Central Coast for wildlife viewing. From here, you can see otters, seabirds, seals and dolphins. Watch whales year-round... More
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