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Montana del Oro Bluff Trail [CLOSED]

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Montana De Oro State Park

Montana del Oro Bluff Trail [CLOSED] is a 4.6 mile heavily 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

walking

bird watching

running

beach

views

wild flowers

wildlife

closed

no dogs

To prevent the spread of COVID-19 there is currently no vehicle access to this trail or others in the park. See here for more info: https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=30355

walking
7 days ago

recommend taking the orange trail up the hill on way back from loop to get some good views coming down badger trail

26 days ago

most beautiful running path I've ever encountered. I mean, for real.

hiking
no shade
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Amazing views the whole time! Perfectly flat wide trail that anyone can walk on.

hiking
no shade
over grown
1 month ago

Nice easy walking trail with a lot of optional smaller trails closer to the bluffs. Some are very over grown and not accessible but still overall a fun trail!

hiking
no shade
rocky
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

One of my favorites. I went this last weekend and there was a lot of flowers and wildlife. The weather was perfect too!

Took my 9 & 5 year old sons here for a morning hike. Great places to explore along the ocean coves, cliffs & bluffs!

running
2 months ago

Beautiful morning to run this trail! Views were great, weather was perfect for being out.

hiking
2 months ago

Really nice, easy, flat walk/hike. Great views of the ocean! There is a nice beach area with rails, that you can climb down to. There is also an area with a couple picnic benches, which are great for lunch of a mid walk break. This walk is very close to the main beach area as well as other side hike that also have coastal access. There are two main parking areas for this hike. One at the start of the trail and if you dive further down the road you'll find the other trail head. Great place to watch for sea life and birds. Great for biking as well!

walking
no shade
2 months ago

This was a wonderful walking trail for visitors to the area. It has wide paths to allow bikers and walkers to share the path. It was a cool cloudy day, but the views were still far reaching.

hiking
no shade
rocky
2 months ago

No shade! This trail was super nice in January. Beautiful views from the top. Definitely a challenging hike, but if you have the will, you’ll make it! It starts out fairly flat, but gets steeper as you go. It’s windy at the peak, so bring a windbreaker. There’s a picnic table at the top! Thanks Bryce! You’ll get the joke when you make it up there.

hiking
no shade
3 months ago

Easy trail but the views make this one worth doing again. Surf was up today which provided some great photo opportunities.

hiking
muddy
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

very accessible, beautiful environment

hiking
muddy
no shade
rocky
scramble
4 months ago

hiking
muddy
no shade
rocky
4 months ago

5 months ago

Great place for a leisurely hike. No shade but comfortable temps in October. Try to time your hike with low tide too see tidal pools.

5 months ago

beautiful easy walk with the kids. could be a nice jog solo.

hiking
5 months ago

Stunning. Absolutely gorgeous hike.

hiking
no shade
6 months ago

I would recommend this trail for everyone!! It is easy and very beautiful. stroller and wheelchair friendly. Lots of sitting areas and some interpretive signs. No shade so wear a hat and sunscreen. No dogs allowed, so sad for the dogs, but good for the wildlife and no dog poo that wasn't picked up!!

hiking
6 months ago

Beautiful walking trail with plenty of sweeping coastal views and opportunities to interact with tide pools.

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