Bluff Trail

EASY 22 reviews
#3 of 20 trails in

Bluff Trail is a 4.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Los Osos, CA that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

4.7 miles 431 feet Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

beach

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

20 days ago

Super easy with spectacular views! Can be crowded. Popular with runners.

walking
26 days ago

Easiest trail with some of the most stunning views of our coast!

2 months ago

walking
2 months ago

Great trail with breath taking views! About 4.2 miles round trip, dress in layers. It can be windy near the water.

2 months ago

Easy trail, beautiful views, can be chilly so dress in layers. Earlier in the morning is the best time to go. Had a blast!

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

walking
4 months ago

This is our go-to trail with our toddlers. Wide trail, great view, access to tide pools. We love this place for a family outing.

4 months ago

9 months ago

DOGS NOT ALLOWED! We took our dog on the walk anyways but we were stopped and asked to leave as we were already in our way out. Beautiful views and easy hike.

cross country skiing
10 months ago

Very accessible and kid friendly (5 kids ages 2-10). Views were spectacular because of the high surf. Lots of coves to explore. More a walking/jogging path than hiking trail, but well-maintained and beautiful. Take a minute to explore the Spooner Ranch House/visitor center. Very nice docent and great history.

walking
11 months ago

Great flat trail for walking, hiking, or running. Tide pools are easily accessible from the trail.

walking
1 year ago

A very easy over four mile trail along the bluffs of the Pacific Ocean. There is a four foot wide gravel trail about ten feet from the bluff's edge that you can use. This path is used allot by the resident trail runners, bikers, and exercise walkers. Then there is the trail that runs right up to the edge of the bluffs. The views of the waves crashing against the bluffs and rocks below are just mesmerizing. There are so many whites, blues, and turquoises. Always changing with the crash of the waves. This is just a beautiful place and a photographers paradise. I had real hard time just to keeping walking and not stopping all the time to take that better picture. About a mile into the trail you come to the only access to the beach on this trail. It leads you down to tide pools that form in the rocks at low tide. The North end entrance of the trail begins at Spooner's Cove. A large beach area that you have to swim, sun bath, and launch your kayak. The bluff trail is located in the Montana de Oro State Park. This is a trail you can travel in an hour and a half, or spend hours looking at the beauty that had been given us. A must see.

hiking
1 year ago

Nice easy hike along the coast. Great photo opportunities are plentiful. Obviously a very popular trail as I was seldom without other hikers or bikers for the duration. If you do this hike make sure you take the short side path down to Corallina cove to check out the tide pools.

1 year ago

Nice easy, flat trail with great scenery. You can also walk down at a couple spots and go check out some tide pools.

hiking
1 year ago

Beautiful coastline and nature conservancy. Bring water you are very exposrd. A photographers delight

walking
1 year ago

It was okay, some unique coastal rock formations, some cows, and some whales. Tame easy walk on a dirt road. Somewhat crowded at times. Lots of "yeah I hike" selfies going on. The clear blue water had me wishing I'd brought dive gear, or a kayak.

hiking
1 year ago

The Bluffs Trail is very easy hike for everyone. Beautiful views as you walk south of Spooner's Cove along the sea cliffs. At some parts you are able to climb down parts of the cliffs (mostly easily) and access areas that are closer to the water. These areas are very good for a chill session or a meditation session. If you go to the right of Spooner's Cove, there is much more room for you to take a more adventurous hike. That is, if you are willing to climb up and down cliffs and maybe trek through some sand dunes. Overall, this area and the hikes around it are very fun and consistently beautiful in all conditions (We hiked through rain a couple of times). I highly recommend Montana De Oro and its hikes.

hiking
2 years ago

Great family hike! Super easy and tide pools to explore, private beach coves, many harder trails nearby.

hiking
3 years ago

Great hike, easy enough