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Montana de Oro State Park

Pecho Rd, Los Osos, CA
805-528-0513
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Ranked #1 of 7 Attractions in Los Osos
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
Activities: Biking, Hiking, Viewing wildlife
Description: A great network of biking trails make this state park a perfect destination for expert and beginner bikers alike.
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La Canada Flintridge, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I was nervous making a reservation for camping as there was no running water, but the "pit" toilets were in very clean, spacious and non-smelly bathrooms. An amazing beach is a stone's throw away from the campsite which made for wonderful sunset viewing. The following day we went on a short hike to the best tide pools I had ever... More

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toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This is a very beautiful State park located on the ocean with numerous, gorgeous hikes along the cliffs overlooking the sea. There is also ample camping facilities or one can stay at nearby hotels.

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La Jolla, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I went on the coastal trail and it was absolutely amazing! You can go tide pooling or play in the water or just stand on one of the many cliff sides admiring the geological formations and stunning waves. Absolutely worth it and can't wait to go back!

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Los Osos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

It is a bit of a drive "off the beaten track," but you will have vista's and see sea life like nowhere else in the world! Since I live here, I can take advantage of a clear early evening drive, where just last week we must have seen 8- 10 whale spouts on the road into the park. the hiking... More

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Los Osos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I have been going to Montana De Oro for years. It is a beautiful coast line. Walking the bluffs watching the waves is so peaceful. I enjoy taking the trail down to the tide pools. It's changes each time I go to visit. I would highly recommend visiting this area. Good trails and beautiful coast line.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Despite visiting Morro Bay a handful of times, I never knew about this place until this trip. What a gem!!! Hiking & beaches & hiking & beaches. I'm at the beginning of a half-marathon training program and I ran out on the beach at Sand Spit. I'm not exaggerating when I say it's one of the best places I have... More

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San Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

What a gorgeous place: on your east side, the mountains with all sorts of hiking trails; on your west side, the ocean and neat coves. There's camping, hiking and beaches to explore.

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Golden, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Gorgeous views, great hiking, and cheap camping. The sand dunes on the coast offer a great workout as you hike up to see the spectacular views of California's rocky coast line. Close by there are unique rock formations you can climb into and stand at the edge of the ocean. The campground was basic (vaulted toilets only when we visited),... More

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Absolutely beautiful area, we were so excited to be camping for three nights. However, my first impression of the ranger/camp manager was highly negative. As we waited to talk to her other cars pulled up and needed information, she started yelling at them to get out of the way and making ugly faces because the guys who bring the firewood... More

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Aurora, CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We took the Bluff nature walk (.48 mile, I think). Magnificent views, some interesting geologic rock formations, pigeon guillemots, cormorants, a fun tide pool down on the beach with sea anemones, crabs. They warn about rattlesnakes and sure enough we saw one slither across the trail. Also saw a quail and her babies. Beautiful.

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