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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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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We had a very hard time finding our environmental site and there weren't any maps, signs, or park rangers around to consult. When we eventually found it, it was super cute but we felt a bit unsafe because of all the signs saying that there are mountain lions around. If you are thinking of camping here, the environmental sites are... More

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Pasadena, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
31 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Great place to spend a half day hiking. First, we went to Spooner's Cove and looked at the cliffs, the small pebbles along the beach, and the people fishing from their kayaks. Then, we drove to the parking area above the cove and hiked on the Bluff Trail. The trail is wide and flat and suitable for older people and... More

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Barrie, Canada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
37 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I had a really bad experience here in the summer of 2014, hence the average rating. That being said, I can see the appeal of this park. Unfortunately it is really clear that this is an underfunded place, we couldn't find our site (an enviro site), and there were no park rangers or anybody working after 4:00. It was very... More

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Anaheim, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Amazing ocean setting, the rolling hills the amazing sky-can't go wrong with enjoying this beautiful setting!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

One of the best kept secrets on the Central Coast. Beaches, Tide pools, hiking, camping, horse trails, biking, surfing, what more could you ask for?

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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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69 reviews 69 reviews
31 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
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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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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