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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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Gorgeous easy walking trails

We stopped at Montana de Oro on a suggestion and we are so glad we did! The "Bluff Trail" was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Amy C
Best of California coast. Fabulous vistas Easy trails

We went to hike here 3 days in a row. The cliff trails and vistas are stunning. The pebbled... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jane G
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Warren, Michigan
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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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"pit toilets"
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"oats"
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"central coast"
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"mile hike"
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"camping area"
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"rocky beach"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 16 April 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 14 April 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 28 March 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

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Reviewed 15 March 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 3 March 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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Reviewed 27 February 2018

This place is worth the little drive (about 5 miles from Los Osos- State park- free.... they also have a camping area and bring your horses!!! places to park horse trailers and ride on the beach or ride mt bikes on many trails- this place...More

Thank Skip H
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

Any trip to the Central Coast is made much better by a trip to Montana de Oro. From beach walks along the the spit, to jaunts along the bluffs, to trails in the hills, the whole experience is just amazing. Just keep a hold on...More

Thank Brad W
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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

You will love this place for a picnic at the beach and some hiking. It feels like a pirate’s ship is going to pull in any time. The feeling is magical.

1  Thank tntntnt2017
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Aragon2013
11 May 2018|
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No idea;? is the website not helpful?
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Response from Grizingraz | Reviewed this property |
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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Response from RickThePick | Reviewed this property |
There are no dump stations. There is faucets for drinking water around the campgrounds. There are no showers.
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