birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

trail running

no dogs

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.

hiking
5 days ago

walking
10 days ago

Gorgeous view, very casual walking.

hiking
12 days ago

Great trail and awesome view!

hiking
20 days ago

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

walking
24 days 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.

hiking
25 days ago

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

walking
26 days ago

hiking
26 days ago

hiking
26 days ago

hiking
27 days ago

hiking
1 month 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.