Explore the most popular kid friendly trails in Montana De Oro State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

incredible views. very cold even in July

nature trips
14 days ago

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

mountain biking
24 days ago

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

It’s was beautiful. But watch out for snakes!! Next time we go back we’ll finish the whole thing! Lol

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.

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.

1 month ago

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

2 months ago

Beautiful. Eucalyptus grove, mountains and a peek at the ocean. Spring is the perfect time for this trail

2 months ago

Great hike!

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.

This trail was well marked and had amazing views. In the spring there are beautiful wildflowers. We went on a Sunday and it was busy. Lots of hikers and trail runners. The views are spectacular especially with the green lush hills after rain. The ocean views can’t be beat. Be careful of ticks and poison oak along the edge of the trail. It was abundant when we hiked it. Lots of small and larger poison oak. There is quite a climb but the top of the peak has amazing views. Well worth it.

walking
5 months ago

Quite beautiful! Had never been here before but went in September and it was pretty! Super easy walk and there are little coves you can hike down to.

walking
5 months ago

Flat trail with beautiful ocean views. Great for picnic/sunset/photography.

hiking
5 months ago

Excellent family walk. Lots of great ocean views. Play at the beach afterwards. Pic nic .
This seems to get busy on the weekends. Come early. Good parking and bathrooms.

hiking
5 months ago

This trail has a gravel base path which is even good for strollers. But foot paths branch off all the way along the coast providing fantastic close up views. Access down to tide pools and inlets provide even better access.
This hike is more about sightseeing than real hiking. it is like one big Big Sur "turn out". Beautiful.

walking
5 months ago

Always beautiful, a well-maintained walking trail on the edge of the Pacific Ocean. Beautiful views, options to turn off to different loop patterns, surf access at a few points. Don’t miss this one!

hiking
6 months ago

Great ocean views. path is easy for all ages. Tide pools available but very jagged.

Mountain biking trail. Pretty boring to hike

walking
8 months ago

Gorgeous view, very casual walking.

Great trail and awesome view!

hiking
8 months ago

Great trail, its very kids and stroller friendly. Beautiful trail that takes you along the ocean.

walking
8 months ago

Breathtakingly beautiful! My wife and I had a wonderful time, BUT.. we left the trail a little and cut through some grass and I nearly stepped on a rattlesnake (I saw the tail). Don’t be stupid like me and leave the trail and you’ll be fine.

Los Osos is always beautiful in October. Great hike probably better during week when bikers are at work

hiking
9 months ago

I chose this trail because of the geocaching it had available. I hiked the entire trail. I parked across road from trail head near the turn off for Sand Spit. When I came out other end I then took a trail on west side of road through the dunes to get back to my car. Was a great hike and I found lots of geocaches and had a great workout! A perfect day.

9 months ago

Such a beautiful and scenic trail with ocean views! Very mild and easy trail to enjoy! I am seven months pregnant and this was a perfect 5 mile round trip hike that still gave me a good workout. We are adding this hike to our list as a must hike again trail if we are in this area!

hiking
9 months ago

For beginner level this is a good challenging walk. beautiful views as we walk along the rocks and beach area.

hiking
10 months ago

Beautiful view every step. Well maintained paved trail that's fairly flat. Be careful, we did see a rattlesnake crossing the path in the morning.

10 months ago

What a beauty of a trail! Very easy and amazing views.

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