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.

So beautiful at the top, so peaceful!

on Valencia Peak Trail

16 days ago

Nice trail. Spectacular views from the top.

hiking
20 days ago

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

20 days ago

Great hike!

Great views

Great hike. Plenty of wildlife to see.

trail running
1 month 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
1 month 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.

This trail was well marked and had amazing views. In the spring there are beautiful wildflowers. We went on a Sunday and it was busy. Lots of hikers and trail runners. The views are spectacular especially with the green lush hills after rain. The ocean views can’t be beat. Be careful of ticks and poison oak along the edge of the trail. It was abundant when we hiked it. Lots of small and larger poison oak. There is quite a climb but the top of the peak has amazing views. Well worth it.

Beautiful trail.

Beautiful!

Gorgeous views! Well worth the hike.

hiking
2 months ago

awesome hike with beautiful views and a great work out. It starts out with switchbacks and the last mile or so really works your gluteus maximus.

hiking
2 months ago

Fairly easy, but pretty stroll along the bluff.

Not part of the park. Separate property. Hours 8a to 4p.

hiking
3 months ago

Great overall hike, connected to other trails for extra miles. Another great winter day on the central coast ;>)...

walking
3 months ago

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
3 months ago

Beautiful

walking
3 months ago

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

Most beautiful hike I’ve been on! Highly recommend

Beautiful hike! The first half of the trail is easy walking, and a great view is afforded from midway up. The remainder has some steeper areas that require more strenuous hiking. Gorgeous 360 view from the top. No shade anywhere on the trail, would recommend avoiding midday in the summer. Great birding.

I’m rating it a 3 only because the “Trail” was just a path leading to the beach but you can hike the dunes just as well. The beach and the views get ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ though.

hiking
3 months ago

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
3 months ago

There is no reservation required. There is a check in booth, they limit access daily so if it’s nice out come early. Good parking with bathrooms.
Very easy trail, recommend for kids. The first 2 miles is perfect for the kiddos.
No dogs !
After the 2 miles it inclined to windy point, there is a porta potty at the 3 mile marker.
Lots of great scenery, beautiful coves, rock structures.
You can definitely spend the day in this area. Pic nic at one of the state park beaches up the road.

hiking
4 months ago

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.

This was an amazing hike! There is so much to see. I will be going back again!

walking
4 months ago

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
4 months ago

One of my favorite hikes on the Central coast. It’s a great workout but no scrambling or ridge hiking. Views at the top are incredible. Easy access to Hazard Reef and islay beach.

Grab a burger at House of JuJu in Morro Bay when you are done.

Beautiful trails with sweeping views of the ocean below.

hiking
4 months ago

Trail was very soft sand hard to walk in. Not much to see. Very unscenic.

hiking
4 months ago

Fun hike with beautiful views. We walked to Disney/Fat Point and then back to the beach access where there was a cool cove to explore. Not many out today, so it was very quiet and serene.

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