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
4 days 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.

1 month ago

incredible views. very cold even in July

on Valencia Peak Trail

1 month 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
1 month ago

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

mountain biking
1 month 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

2 months ago

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

on Bluff Trail

2 months ago

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

hiking
2 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
2 months ago

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

trail running
2 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.

2 months ago

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

2 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

3 months ago

Nice trail. Spectacular views from the top.

hiking
3 months ago

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

3 months ago

Great hike!

Great views

Great hike. Plenty of wildlife to see.

trail running
4 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
4 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.

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.

hiking
4 months ago

Awesome hike!!! Gorgeous views and a good work out once you get to the vertical climbing. Lots of lose rocks that make the hike a bit more strenuous.

Beautiful trail.

Beautiful!

Gorgeous views! Well worth the hike.

hiking
5 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
5 months ago

Fairly easy, but pretty stroll along the bluff.

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

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