hiking

nature trips

walking

views

birding

wild flowers

no dogs

wildlife

trail running

kid friendly

beach

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.

mountain biking
11 days ago

hiking
11 days ago

on Hazard Peak Trail

hiking
12 days ago

hiking
14 days ago

hiking
17 days ago

mountain biking
17 days ago

Fantastic trail. Moderate climb and distance. Very fun descent. Wished it were longer!
Tons of switchbacks mean you can’t admire the scenery, but worth it!

trail running
18 days ago

hiking
20 days ago

hiking
20 days ago

Mountain biking trail. Pretty boring to hike

hiking
21 days ago

hiking
22 days ago

hiking
22 days ago