Valencia Peak Trail is a 3.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Los Osos, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until September.
Valencia Peak is a coastal mountain located within Montana De Oro State Park. This trail offers gorgeous views of the Central Coast, great views of Morro Bay, Cayucos and you can see Cambria and beyond on clear days. Also amazing views of Spooners Cove and to the south. With a little over a 1000+ feet of elevation gain, this is a great hike for hikers of all skill levels. If you have less hikes under your belt or are not in perfect physical shape leave a little more time for breaks along the way. It is doable for most it just may take a little longer. Park at the same parking as the Bluffs Trail, the trail begins on the east side of the south area of the parking. As you work your way up the views begin right away as you ascend up onto a saddle, and the rest of the hike is before your eyes. The hike begins to get a little harder the closer you get to the top, but before you know it you are there! Once you get there, you feel like you are on top of the world! It is well worth it! And the hike down is 100 times easier!
Very beautiful scenery! Nice runnable trail!!
Came from out of town to hike this a few days ago. In January it was still in the mid 60's and sunny. Perfect weather to hike uphill. Challenging but definitely worth it, it's an incredible 360 view. I underestimated how tough the last 1/4 mile was though it's all steep uphill. But doesn't take long if you don't stop for breaks. 4 miles round trip roughly
A tough hike up hill and rewards of amazing views
Loved it! Decided to hike this on a whim. Did not disappoint even though it was foggy at the top it's a beautiful hike!
Great - 4.8 miles from Spooners Cove to Valencia Peak trail junction with Bebe Trail and back. Saw a mother deer and her fawn and quail. Saw snakes marks in the trail. Beautiful hike, trail and views. We'll do the peak next time!
Nice quick hike with a great panoramic view.