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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 2013
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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Los Osos, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Take a drive, a hike, have a picnic or camp overnight. The Cove at Montana de Oro is your place. There is a little white house there, at Spooners Cove (that's what the cove is called) where you will find historical information about the house, the surrounding area, as well as nature exhibits. Have your phone business taken care of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

This park is just the best. The are groves and groves of Eucalyptus trees that line the road as you enter and the smell is fsntastic. The hiking trails along the coast are breathless. Bluff trail and Dune trail ate the prettiest. Spooner cove is a must as well. The sights and sounds of the California coast can't get any... More

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Los Angeles, California
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228 reviews 228 reviews
24 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

This is one of California's gems. If you have been to the 17 mile drive in Monterey - imagine it with no crowds or traffic and you get an idea of what this gorgeous state park has to offer. Miles of hiking trails either along the coast or up into the hills offer some of the most beautiful scenery in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

views, photo ops, hiking, picking up rocks and shells. Only minutes from Back Bay Inn, must stop and see. Hidden places like this barely exist any longer.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Montana de Oro has possibly the best views of the Pacific in California. Love the walk along the Bluffs trail which passes along the many coves along the trail and allows one to feel so close to the roaring waves. Many great hikes available up the various peaks in the park allow for terrific panoramic views. The park is truly... More

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Tyler, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We love the ocean so the views here were magnificent. We didn't have but about 3 hours so we parked and walked the nice paved trails, going off trail onto the dirt periodically and even skirting down the rocks to the caves below. So fun and the waves were huge. Even watched a couple pro surfers that I couldn't believe... More

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Idyllwild, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

We frequent the SLO area quite often and each trip requires a visit to Montana de Oro! Our most recent visit we took the 5mi walk to the tip of the Morro Spit from the trailhead and being the only people on the entire 4hr walk, it was simply breathtaking.....any and all hikes in this park are second to none!

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Carmichael, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014 via mobile

If you are anywhere near this state park, it is well worth the short drive to get there. Once there you will see a beautiful beach, but that is only the beginning. Keep walking and take the easy hiking trail along the coastline. You will see rock formations only nature can provide. Wildlife and plants are abundant and the ocean... More

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So Cal
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

This is a terrific state park, but it is undergoing maintenance work from Nov 2013 until an unspecified date which may be in December 2014. On Jan 7 we went to the park and found that the Bluff Trail area is completely closed. I was unable to get definite information from workers in the park about schedule. My impression is... More

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Bend, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Do not expect to take your pooch on the trails around the park. 90% of the trails do NOT allow pets; even leashed pets. There is only one place; Spooner Cove that allows dogs on leash. This cove has a very rocky beach and because it is a cove, you're down in a "pit" and therefore can't see any vistas... More

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