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Bluff Trail

Montana de Oro State Park starts just past Ranger Station, 5 miles south of Los Osos near the end of Pecho Valley Road, Los Osos, CA
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Great hike for a few hours. Not to be missed.

Wonderful nicely maintained trail along one of the most spectacular oceanfront bluffs without going... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2017
Marc B
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Shell Beach, California
Amazing views and tide pools!

Montana de Oro was the reason I moved to the Central Coast! You can often have the place to... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2017
Beach-Nana93402
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Los Osos, California
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Scenic hiking trail in the Montana De Oro State Park.
  • Excellent86%
  • Very good13%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“tide pools” (4 reviews)
“central coast” (5 reviews)
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Montana de Oro State Park starts just past Ranger Station, 5 miles south of Los Osos near the end of Pecho Valley Road, Los Osos, CA
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Reviewed 5 November 2017

Wonderful nicely maintained trail along one of the most spectacular oceanfront bluffs without going to Big Sur. Rugged as it can get. Excellent all year. Great in the sun, great in the marine layer. No dogs permitted. Only negative, but if permitted, not only would...More

Thank Marc B
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Montana de Oro was the reason I moved to the Central Coast! You can often have the place to yourself on a weekday. Many trails to choose from, and they all give you a renewed perspective on what's important in life.

Thank Beach-Nana93402
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

My wife and I had a very rewarding experience. Trail is moderate and easy. Not crowded, just an overall good experience.

Thank Marlin M
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

One of my favorite, east hikes. I would recommend it to everybody for its easy access, gorgeous views and dramatic shoreline.

Thank Donna C
Reviewed 25 May 2017

There are 2 roads to this State Park off Hwy 1 depending on where you are coming from. Both take about 20-25 minutes. Park next to the campground along the road. There are signs posted for the hike. Watch your step! There are sheer cliffs...More

Thank Ann S
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

I run the bluff trail 3 times per week. A predictable 3.2 miles with slight elevation gain. The ocean never looks the same. Somewhat more crowded on weekends.

Thank MBR44
Reviewed 22 May 2017

A favourite trail to walk or bike. Go early and beat the tourists. An easy walk out and back with gorgeous views down to the water. Spot whales, otters and seals.

Thank morrso
Reviewed 13 April 2017

This is an easy trail with not much elevation gain; it is wide and relatively smooth, but beware it is a dirt and gravel trail. There is access to the beach from this trail involving steps. It's worth it to go down at low tide...More

Thank Dale W
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Level, knee-friendly, uncrowded, just plain beautiful. We were there in March and enjoyed all the blooming flowers and the bright green of spring as well as the sounds and sights of the ocean.

Thank LemonCloud
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Really love this place.. just breathe it in ...soak up nature and let everything else go. You can just sit or walk or hike or explore,get your feet wet

1  Thank Erlinda2g
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