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Montana de Oro State Park

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Address: Pecho Rd, Los Osos, CA
Phone Number: +1 805-528-0513
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A great network of biking trails make this state park a perfect destination...

A great network of biking trails make this state park a perfect destination for expert and beginner bikers alike.

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Revisiting my childhood.

We lived here when I was younger, the ranch is now a state park. Nice conversion, highlighting natural features. Small, fun beach. Lots of hiking, biking trails. Ranch house... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
AuntieB9573
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Cascade, Idaho
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Placentia, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My girlfriend and I stayed here for one night. Unfortunately, we really didn't have time to explore it the way I would have liked to. We did manage to make it to the cove, which is about a ten minute walk from where we camped. I believe it is called Spooner's Cove or maybe it's Schooner's Cove. Either way, it's... More 

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Cascade, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We lived here when I was younger, the ranch is now a state park. Nice conversion, highlighting natural features. Small, fun beach. Lots of hiking, biking trails. Ranch house where I lived is restored to the early days of occupancy. Interesting tour!

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went on Thanksgiving Day (along with lots of others who had the same idea!). Had a really nice walk, and the views were stunning. Free attraction, lots of parking.

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Pacific Grove, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful State Park with 8000 acres and 7 miles of coastline. Spectacular views and a lot of history as a dairy ranch and a red bean and barely farm. The visitor's center is a must see. Very friendly and informative docents.

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Thank RickThePick
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love this beautiful state Park. Lots of cliffs, so keep the little ones close by. Romantic spot to go as well. Benches along the way. Outhouses are available. Beautiful place to take photos.

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Redwood City, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We ended up parking at the first major parking lot. A lot of people who surf use this lot. We went to the left side (opposite of the porta-potties and ended up walking to a huge mountain of sand. The walk down to the beach covered endless sand. My wife didn't let the kids play by the ocean because the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Great place for a cliff top walk. Drive as far as you can until you reach a parking lot and the end of the road. Walk for about half a mile along a trail until you get to the ocean and then just start walking....and breathe...and enjoy the trail. We only spent a couple of hours there, wish we could've... More 

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Torrance, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We came to this park in the search for tidepools for the kids. We went to Corallina Cove on a marked trail that led us down a steep trail. At the time, it was high tide, so the tidepools were somewhat deep and the rock formations intimidating to the kids. We also went to the tidepools at Hazard Reef, which... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

There something for everyone at Montana de Oro. The Bluff trail is ADA approved and winds around the cliffs over hanging the Pacific Ocean. Coralina Cove, located off the Bluff Trail has tide pools. Other trails vary in difficulty and some include mountain biking and horses. Spooner's Cove is a Pacific Ocean pebbly beach-cold water and splashy waves-more for wading... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

A very pretty drive though the park. We stopped at Spooners Cove with is beautiful. Although it was difficult to walk around as it was all rocks. My flip flops kept sinking and turning, and when I tried to go barefoot, it hurt the soles of my feet too much. I wish I had my tennis shoes with me, cuz... More 

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