Bluff Trail is a 4.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Los Osos, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
4.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
370 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

bird watching

beach

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

hiking
7 days ago

Windy but great views of the waves crashing in to the cliffs. Pretty flat.

hiking
1 month ago

Loved this trail! Lots of people. Beautiful views. It was easy enough for my 5 year old and she loved it.

1 month ago

Absolutely beautiful. Wonderful photo opportunities throughout the entire walk. Paths are well maintained and wide.

hiking
2 months ago

Awesome views! Great for kids! Well maintained. Clearly marked, with lots of informational signs about the local wildlife along the way.

hiking
3 months ago

easy hiking, great for kids, accessible. a couple points to go down to tidepools.

hiking
3 months ago

fantastic trail easy for the whole family and features fantastic views. Be sure to visit the tide pools along the way.

hiking
3 months ago

Easy walking but so many spectacular views. Access to tide pools too.

3 months ago

Was very beautiful, I’m so glad I went. Very flat ground but very far to walk !

hiking
5 months ago

The Bluff Trail is an easy hike and the views are spectacular of the Central Coast and Pacific Ocean. This hike of the Bluff Trail is well worth doing, best in the spring when everything is blooming and it is not too hot, it was foggy on this particular day. This trail has both ticks and Poison oak as hazards if you get too close to the sides or go off trail. Rattlesnakes are very common here.
I actually was on three different trails, I started on the Bluff trail at the southern end, then switched to the Badger Trail to go inland for awhile. Then, I switched to the Rattlesnake Flats trail to head towards my car.
Virtual Treadmill video of this hike can be seen on my YouTube Channel, copy and paste link below to watch it. Thanks.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFO02nxPdM4-CabegFIPlow?view_as=subscriber

5 months ago

easy hike, good views, great temperature, too manny people.

7 months ago

incredible views. very cold even in July

nature trips
7 months ago

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

mountain biking
8 months ago

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

8 months ago

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

8 months ago

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

hiking
8 months ago

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

8 months ago

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

8 months ago

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

9 months ago

Great hike!

trail running
10 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.

walking
Thursday, February 08, 2018

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
Monday, February 05, 2018

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

hiking
Sunday, January 28, 2018

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
Tuesday, January 23, 2018

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
Saturday, January 20, 2018

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
Friday, December 29, 2017

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

walking
Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Gorgeous view, very casual walking.

hiking
Saturday, October 28, 2017

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

walking
Tuesday, October 24, 2017

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.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

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!

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