birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

trail running

kid friendly

beach

no dogs

This park features rugged cliffs, secluded sandy beaches, coastal plains, streams, canyons, and hills, including 1,347-foot Valencia Peak. Naturalists and backpackers enjoy the solitude and freedom found along the park's trails. There are also mountain biking and equestrian trails. The best-known beach is Spooner's Cove, across from the campground. The park's name, "Mountain of Gold," comes from the golden wildflowers that bloom in spring. Wildlife in the park includes black tailed deer and the black oystercatcher. The park includes primitive and equestrian campsites.

hiking
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4 days ago

hiking
6 days ago

Beautiful views ., easy walk /jog :)

hiking
6 days ago

hiking
10 days ago

It's amazing to hike 6 miles one way!! Not much of a views since it was very misty but it felt nice.

hiking
11 days ago

hiking
11 days ago

12 days ago

Nice and easy walk down, lush vegetation in the creek. The kids greatly enjoyed watching all the sea creatures in the tide pools. We tried to climb up the path as suggested by the trail map, but the slope was too steep and the sand too deep, so we finally came back through the creek path

hiking
13 days ago

The view is amazing once you get to the top.

Absolutely gorgeous once you get out here. The trail gets narrow and is overgrown in some spots

trail running
16 days ago

just amazing

trail running
16 days ago

Amazing

hiking
21 days ago

It was an easy walk out to the water but the path is narrow in spots and overgrown. The southern side of the beach is full of washed up kelp (smells like rotten eggs) but we absolutely loved the tide pools towards the north side. Beautiful rock formations!

hiking
23 days ago

hiking
26 days ago