Valencia Peak Trail

MODERATE 86 reviews
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Valencia Peak Trail is a 3.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Los Osos, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until September.

DISTANCE
3.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1233 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

beach

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

no dogs

Valencia Peak is a coastal mountain located within Montana De Oro State Park. This trail offers gorgeous views of the Central Coast, great views of Morro Bay, Cayucos and you can see Cambria and beyond on clear days. Also amazing views of Spooners Cove and to the south. With a little over a 1000+ feet of elevation gain, this is a great hike for hikers of all skill levels. If you have less hikes under your belt or are not in perfect physical shape leave a little more time for breaks along the way. It is doable for most it just may take a little longer. Park at the same parking as the Bluffs Trail, the trail begins on the east side of the south area of the parking. As you work your way up the views begin right away as you ascend up onto a saddle, and the rest of the hike is before your eyes. The hike begins to get a little harder the closer you get to the top, but before you know it you are there! Once you get there, you feel like you are on top of the world! It is well worth it! And the hike down is 100 times easier!

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6 days ago

Great views of Morro Bay and the surrounding coastal communities. The trail warms up nicely then kicks up a bit steeper the 2nd mile but it's worth the effort for the view up top. Be prepared for a couple steep inclines with a lot of loose shale and rock. Trekking poles are a big help here. It's a great trail with a great reward once you reach the top. Don't think twice, do it!

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16 days ago

Great hike yesterday!!!

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25 days ago

Awesome views! Loved it

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1 month ago

Not too difficult but some parts are very rocky so please wear some good hiking shoes . The views are just mesmerizing

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2 months ago

Very beautiful scenery! Nice runnable trail!!