Explore the most popular beach trails near Los Osos with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
10 days ago

A very nice trail I would rate moderate. I ascended with a portion of the Valencia Peak trail to get a better workout and avoided that route down in order to save the knees. I look forward to returning in April to see the wildflowers.

hiking
11 days 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

hiking
15 days ago

This trail was very clean and wide at sections. You are deceived at first by a big mountain that is just the small peak before the actual Valencia peak. make sure to bring hiking poles, slippery on the way down.

18 days ago

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

Great hike with ocean views

Great easy hike with beautiful scenery!

Loved this trail. It was a good workout with the reward of stunning views. Would definitely recommend!

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful view from the trail. This trail is rated moderate. I hate to see what hard is. Take lots of water and enjoy the scenery. We are beginners so It was hard for us but we were able to conquer it. I would recommend this.

2 months ago

incredible views. very cold even in July

on Valencia Peak Trail

2 months ago

just hiked this one earlier today. fog was a view killer, but it was nice and cool. I will be back, for sure.

Awesome hike! Beautiful display of native vegetation. Expect to share the trail with mountain bikers.

I did this hike on 7-11-18 and it was fantastic! I definitely highly recommend it for all levels of hikers.

nature trips
2 months ago

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

mountain biking
2 months ago

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

It’s was beautiful. But watch out for snakes!! Next time we go back we’ll finish the whole thing! Lol

3 months ago

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

on Bluff Trail

3 months ago

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

hiking
3 months ago

Fantastic 4.2 mile loop trail with a great view of the ocean and coastal mountains. Be mindful there is poison oak along side the trail and some loose rock on steeper sections. There is a bench on top of the peak thanks to an Eagle Scout's project. Took a little less than 2 hours total, I will be revisiting this hike again soon!

on Bluff Trail

hiking
3 months ago

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

trail running
3 months ago

I have run & walked this trail. One of the most beautiful trails in the county. I was really struck by the rocky coastline and the wild flowers. The trail is not as well maintained as the Bluff Trail, but that is part of its charm. On the first leg there is beach access. There are is a large cave to check out and beautiful rock formations at low tide.

The land is owned by PG&E. You have to sign-in at the trailhead and sign-out when you leave. In the spring/summer it is open 8-5:00 pm Thursday-Monday. You have to be back at the trailhead by 4:45 pm and they stop allowing people in at 4:00 pm.

3 months ago

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

3 months ago

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

So beautiful at the top, so peaceful!

on Valencia Peak Trail

4 months ago

Nice trail. Spectacular views from the top.

hiking
4 months ago

One of the better hikes in the area and very maintained as well!

4 months ago

Great hike!

Great views

Great hike. Plenty of wildlife to see.

trail running
5 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.

hiking
5 months ago

Great hike. definitely moderate at times. Absolutely stunning views as you climb to the peak. Glad it wasn't a hot day when we did it. Very sunny, so bring sunscreen, hat and water. Took us oldies 2.5 hours total. worth every step.

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