Montana de Oro State Park, Los Osos

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Hike, ride, bike, swim, camp, and more among the rugged cliffs, coastal plains, beaches, and hills of Montana de Oro State Park. Named the "Mountain of Gold" in Spanish for its golden wildflowers that appear in the springtime, the 3,237 hectare (8,000 acre) park features a large network of biking, foot, and equestrian trails ranging in difficulty and length. Head to the highest point, Valencia Peak, at 411 m (1,347 ft), or walk down to Spooner's Cove, the park's most popular beach. Try tide pooling in the coves to see some of the local marine life, and keep an eye out for otters, seabirds, and crabs. If you plan to swim here, beware of the strong tide. Work out when and for how long to visit Montana de Oro State Park and other Los Osos attractions using our handy Los Osos itinerary planner.
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  • Loved the views and pleased that bluff path is handicapped friendly. Wish more areas were. Spooners Cove is beautiful. 
    Loved the views and pleased that bluff path is handicapped friendly. Wish more areas were. Spooners Cove is beautiful.  more »
  • This place is just mind-blowing. I’ve traveled all over the world and this spot is up there with the most beautiful. The whole vibe is so tranquil and lovely. The bluff trail is the best part but the....  more
    This place is just mind-blowing. I’ve traveled all over the world and this spot is up there with the most beautiful. The whole vibe is so tranquil and lovely. The bluff trail is the best part but the....  more »
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  • The scenery at this park is out of this world! I took the Bluff Trail from one end to the other and it was fantastic. You can start at either end because there are parking lots. This trail goes all along the coastal cliffs. On this trail there are also smaller spur trails that take you right up to the edge of the cliffs. Highly recommended!
  • There is so many trails you can take

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