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Best trails in Los Osos

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Looking for a great trail near Los Osos, California? AllTrails has 25 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Montana De Oro State Park or Hearst San Simeon State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Bishop Peak Natural Area or Reservoir Canyon Natural Reserve. Ready for some activity? There are 13 moderate trails in Los Osos ranging from 2.8 to 11.4 miles and from 22 to 1,368 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Los Osos
Top trails (25)
#1 - Montana del Oro Bluff Trail
Montana De Oro State Park
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Length: 4.6 mi • Est. 2 h 6 m
#2 - Valencia Peak Trail
Montana De Oro State Park
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 2 h 32 m
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!Show more
#3 - Coon Creek Trail
Montana De Oro State Park
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Length: 7.1 mi • Est. 3 h 44 m
The trail starts off very flat with minimal elevation gain. After about two miles, the trail steepens as you climb to Oats Peak. There is minimal shade and temperatures can get hot, so be sure to bring plenty of water.Show more
#4 - Hazard Peak Trail
Montana De Oro State Park
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Length: 11.2 mi • Est. 5 h 44 m
#5 - Valencia Peak and Bluff Trail Loop
Montana De Oro State Park
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Length: 7.1 mi • Est. 3 h 52 m
#6 - Islay Creek Hazard Peak Loop Trail
Montana De Oro State Park
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Length: 8.6 mi • Est. 4 h 21 m
#7 - Hazard Reef Trail
Montana De Oro State Park
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Length: 0.9 mi • Est. 27 m
An easy out and back trail down to an isolated reef area known for its tidal pools. Show more
#8 - Oats Peak Trail
Montana De Oro State Park
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Length: 10.1 mi • Est. 5 h 2 m
#9 - Oats Peak Loop Trail
Montana De Oro State Park
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Length: 9.3 mi • Est. 4 h 44 m
Nice trail with views of the ocean This trail is a medium hike with a few difficult uphill climbs then down to a valley along a small stream to the oceanShow more
#10 - Oak Trail
Los Osos Oaks State Reserve
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Length: 1.2 mi • Est. 33 m
Los Osos Oaks State Reserve is a 90-acre state park located on the east side of the town of Los Osos. The park's only trailhead is located on the south side of Los Osos Valley Road, just before reaching the "downtown" area of Los Osos (if approaching from the east). The small, paved parking lot is the park's only developed feature. There are no campgrounds, picnic areas, water faucets, or restrooms. A sign board indicates the start of the main trail, which crosses a small wooden bridge and quickly reaches a three-way junction with two branches of the Chumash Loop Trail (straight ahead and on the right) and the Los Osos Creek Trail (on the left). This route passes through oak woodlands dominated by coast live oaks and a rare dwarf or pygmy variant of the coast live oak that only reaches about 8 feet in height. Away from the woodlands, the trail traverses open coastal sage scrub that lies atop an ancient sand dune. Some parts of the trail are quite muddy if there has been recent rainfall. Luckily, wooden bridges and sections of boardwalk cross over the muddiest sections. There is also a tremendous amount of poison oak along the trail, although it is easy to avoid if you stay on the established trail. Show more
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