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Montana de Oro State Park

Address: Pecho Rd, Los Osos, CA
Phone Number: 805-528-0513
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Ranked #1 of 7 Attractions in Los Osos
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Biking, Hiking, Viewing wildlife
Owner description: A great network of biking trails make this state park a perfect destination for expert and beginner...
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Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Biking, Hiking, Viewing wildlife
Owner description: A great network of biking trails make this state park a perfect destination for expert and beginner bikers alike.

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San Luis Obispo, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
19 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

This trail has become one my favorites, so I always invite visitors to join me for a hike there. The secluded beaches, rugged cliffs, broad coastal terraces and beautiful Spring wildflowers bring me back again and again. South of Los Osos and Montaña de Oro State Park, this stunning stretch of coastline includes the historic headland Point Buchon. The trail... More 

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tulare
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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Gorgeous views, easily navigated trails, lots of places to stop, lots of areas to search tide pools, my only regret was not packing a picnic lunch, and it was free!!!!!

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Talk about a hidden gem! People outside of California haven't even heard of this place and it's one of the most gorgeous places I've ever been. They have camping, hiking and horse trails, but I just love to walk along the cliffs and watch the sea crash into the rocks. Some people surf here, but you have to know where... More 

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Petaluma
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24 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The majesty of this place is undeniable...giving the words breathtaking and awesome their real power once again. It is almost like landing on the moon, or dream walking. The colors, rock formations, sea life, and curtain wall created by the succession of natural rock archways transport you. It is a dazzling, wonderful stage set for any adventure, and makes an... More 

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california
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

If you love the ocean, and want to go where there is no commercialism, the Montana de Oro is your spot. An inlet with a STONE beach built by the tides, sand further in shore but still close enough to set up a blanket and watch. At low tide you can spelunk the caves and walk the shore out into... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This is always one of my favorite places to hike and camp. There are so many well maintained paths to walk along the shore and enjoy the view. The waves crashing on the rocks is awe inspiring. There are deer and ground squirrels along with various birds. The camp ground is well maintained and the restrooms are always clean. Definitely... More 

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Los Osos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

One of the first places we take guest but also good location for a zen moment in the early morning or to watch the sunset. Listening to and watching the waves and the surf on the pebble beach is so relaxing. Don't miss it.

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Los Osos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

One of the wonders of the central coast. A state park, no entrance fees. You are close to the city but you don't feel like it. Many hiking trails plus wonderful views of the ocean. It is also a photographers dream. Home to deer, bobcats and many birds. So go and enjoy it. Can be cool so bring a jacket.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I always take guests here as I live three miles away and ALWAYS I am stunned by the beauty that I tend to neglect until an out of towner comes. If you are local as I am you're lucky, if you are a visitor: do not miss a walk on Point Buchon and other trails.

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Victoria, Canada
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5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We spent the day recently at Montana de Oro State Park. The visitors' center wasn't open due to a lack of volunteers, but a good brochure with trail maps was available. Tackled Valencia Trail first. A little too hot in bright sunshine to make it to the top, even with plenty of water. However, the ridge about 3/4 of the... More 

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