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hiking
19 hours ago

This was a fun and easy hike for me and my dog. We arrived about 9:30 am on a Saturday and were the only ones there. Since it was the middle of summer there were plenty of bugs and lots of dust. It was an awesome view once u got down to the beach. We will definately go back again.

incredible views. very cold even in July

on Valencia Peak Trail

6 days ago

just hiked this one earlier today. fog was a view killer, but it was nice and cool. I will be back, for sure.

Easy trail, there’s areas where you can go off trail for a more challenging hike, would definitely recommend some hiking shoes for those. BEAUTIFUL views, it’s a steep hike to the top, but well worth it!

Great walk...dusty trail....beautiful views

I did this hike on 7-11-18 and it was fantastic! I definitely highly recommend it for all levels of hikers.

A beautiful, unique hike. Not to be missed.

nature trips
18 days ago

Pristine coastline, lots of CA sea otters, level gravel trail, fresh sea air.

mountain biking
28 days ago

Me and my wife's favorite trail. Easy ride, awesome views.

on Shaver Lake Trail

hiking
1 month ago

Worth the hike. I only say this because there are some areas without shade on the trail and the dirt was too hot for my dog to walk on so I had to carry her during small sections. The lake was empty at the end of the trail. Beautiful views and nice beach with clear water. We saw no one on the trail which surprised me because it was beautiful.

1 month ago

Awesome! easy and accessible for people with limited mobility. Gorgeous views!

on Bluff Trail

1 month ago

had so much fun on the bluffs. gorgeous flowers and lots of birds.

hiking
1 month ago

Fantastic 4.2 mile loop trail with a great view of the ocean and coastal mountains. Be mindful there is poison oak along side the trail and some loose rock on steeper sections. There is a bench on top of the peak thanks to an Eagle Scout's project. Took a little less than 2 hours total, I will be revisiting this hike again soon!

on Bluff Trail

hiking
1 month ago

Easy trail with gorgeous views. A bit windy and can get cooler. So bring an extra layer.

Breathtaking bluffs. Easy walk along the cliffs. we did spot 2 snakes, a rattlesnake and another beautifully patterned one.

Entrance fee into Millerton Lake was $12 for Memorial Day. Nice view of the lake. It was very steep the whole time up. A lot of bushes and brush getting stuck in our socks and clothes. We did not complete the trail but still got a decent lookout view. There is no shade, we went at 9 am and it was very hot already.
We also took an 8 and 6 year old. They fell a few times on the steep parts. I do not recommend for kids.

Nice easy trail! Great if you have kids. It ends at the lake and the view is amazing.

1 month ago

Nice leisurely walk for the whole family. Ocean views, sometimes a little windy, so bring a jacket.

It was a nice little walk. Nothing spectacular. If you want to be outdoors and don't want to do anything strenuous, then this is a good hike to consider.

The first few hundred feet seem like it is going to be a steep haul up but it levels out soon and becomes more gradual. informative markers along the way, a trickling stream through the rocks and great views. there are some burnt trees from several years back that do scar the otherwise beautiful landscape . The hike is short so we went another 1/4 mile past and further up for a higher view point .. overall easy and very good

So beautiful at the top, so peaceful!

on Valencia Peak Trail

2 months ago

Nice trail. Spectacular views from the top.

Loved It! Not too difficult terrain wise; trail is tough to follow. The app works pretty good with GPS where it gets iffy. Had a Bald Eagle fly right over us, got some decent pics for phone cam. Highly recommend this longer than 5.7 mile hike; with the occasional 'detour' it was 7.7 miles all the way to the lake and back.

2 months ago

Great hike!

paddle sports
2 months ago

Beautiful trail! I worked a summer at the Christian camp there and I would run that trail every morning I could! There’s paddle boarding too! Such a great place, I wish I could go back!

Great views

Steep climb at first but one you reach the top it is well worth it.

trail running
3 months ago

Montaña de Oro is one of my favorite places in SLO County (and thus far on the planet). The Bluff trail is one of many in the vicinity. It has a parking lot on both ends. It is wide, well-used and gorgeous. There is a network of smaller trails that allow you to come closer to the cliffs. When the tide is out, there is a wooden staircase that takes you down to a small beach a little ways down the trail. I recommended going to nearby Spooner’s Cove and to the Spooner’s old ranch home. It is now a museum. It has a small store, some photos of when the land was still used as a ranch and is a recreation of what it may have looked like when the family still lived there.

hiking
3 months ago

Great hike. definitely moderate at times. Absolutely stunning views as you climb to the peak. Glad it wasn't a hot day when we did it. Very sunny, so bring sunscreen, hat and water. Took us oldies 2.5 hours total. worth every step.

Walked on this trail for a bit today. It was a nice, easy walk through the woods on a paved trail. We had a really hard time trying to figure out where to park as the trailhead listed on this page is well past the locked gate. We finally parked by the boat launch and walked on the road (which is all the trail is anyway). We ended up taking a logging road for some water access and had just the best time jumping over the tiny streams that pop up everywhere during the spring thaw.

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