Explore the most popular hiking 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.

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

hiking
7 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.

Nice easy trail with good views of the back bay. Lots of birds to see. Trail is well maintained, but mostly loose dirt. Definitely wear close-toed shoes.

Love this trail wonderful views and easy enough for YaYa and her 7 & 5 yr old grandsons

21 days ago

Some of the most beautiful trees I have ever seen! Mostly shaded, easy hike. My 7,5, and 3 year old walked the trails with me without any problems. Lots of Poison Oak, but if you keep your eyes open and stay on the trails, it can be easily avoided. Not stroller friendly. Saw a rabbit, squirrels, birds and lots of lizards. Very peaceful hike. July 2018.

backpacking
23 days ago

An awesome trail that cuts through the inner valleys of the backside hills in Montana de Oro. Moderate elevation gain, and a few areas where footing can get a bit rough (loose dirt), but overall a relatively easy and well-maintained views. Really nice ocean views in the latter portions of the trail!

hiking
27 days ago

Very enjoyable hike... Loved how even though the parking lot was full, we were the only people out hiking on this particular trail.
DO pay attention while you're out here though. On our way back we encountered a mountain lion crossing the path. Pretty sure he was headed to get a drink, but wow!
:)

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.

walking
1 month ago

This trail is grossly unkempt. We didn’t enjoy it as much as we thought. The overgrowth and the stacks of leaves to trudge through took away from enjoying the beautiful oak trees. June 2018

Solid 10 mile hike, not too technical, great views, fun workout..

nature trips
1 month ago

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

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful view of the costal mountains and ocean. We went when there was costal fog, so we didn't really get to see the true beauty of the ocean, but still an amazing view. mostly uphill, so if you are not used to hiking this probably wouldn't be the easiest of hikes for beginners. but overall we very much enjoyed the hike.

hiking
1 month ago

very easy hike. we enjoyed the whole trip from start to end. the coastal mist made the vegetation really stand out. this would be perfect, if you are looking for a little exercise with beautiful views. this trail splits off into other trails as well, we chose to go on the Oat Summit trail from here.

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.

trail running
2 months ago

This is an awesome trail with amazing views at the summit. The scenery is diverse and the elevation gain is not too painful if you pace yourself. It is fairly gradual. Just a ways before the summit, the trail opens up to an impressive valley with a cliff on the right hand side. There are a lot of mountain bikers who use this trail. If you are hiking or running, be aware. Most have bells, but not all.

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.

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike.

3 months ago

Beautiful. Eucalyptus grove, mountains and a peek at the ocean. Spring is the perfect time for this trail

So beautiful at the top, so peaceful!

mountain biking
3 months ago

Favorite mountain biking trail so far! Steep and narrow trail. Don't fall to your left or else you'll be rolling down the mountain. Make sure to go early because it does get crowded with bikers and hikers throughout the day. Best to attach a bell to your bike so you'll want to announce your presence from far away. The view uptop was spectacular.

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