Valencia Peak Trail

MODERATE 123 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 offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until September.

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

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

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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For a new hiker this was challenging, but not impossible. Beautiful view of Morro Bay, and depending on when you go you may run into some camp KEEP students!

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1 month ago

The view from the peak is nice, although I’m not a big fan of the areas vegetation with small and short bushes. I found it way less crowded that other two trails that I’ve tried in this area. The last part to the summit could be pretty challenging.

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

A short, but sweet hike. If you start in the morning, you will almost certainly begin in the fog. The ascent begins easily enough, though it is fairly steep to a false summit and then to Victoria Peak itself. About halfway through the hike we had risen through the fog and had great views of the hills further inland as well as those both up and down the coast (though the coast was still fogged in). If you go later in the day, you may catch a better view, though it will be hot.

2 months ago

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2 months ago

If the coast is socked in with fog this hike is disappointing as far as views go. If you are looking for a nice workout this hike is fantastic.

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3 months ago

The view is amazing once you get to the top and you can see the Morro Rock and lots of the coastline. It did rain for a while but it wasn't too bad.