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Address: Montana de Oro State Park starts just past Ranger Station, 5 miles south of Los Osos near the end of Pecho Valley Road, Los Osos, CA
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Activities: Hiking
Description: Scenic hiking trail in the Montana De Oro State Park.

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Wonderful trail

A breathtaking view without having to go through the chaparral and tall grass of other areas. One of the best ways to access the coves to explore the tide pools and very few... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2015
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Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

A breathtaking view without having to go through the chaparral and tall grass of other areas. One of the best ways to access the coves to explore the tide pools and very few snakes on this trail--the sand dunes are a blast for the kids!

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Anaheim, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Beautiful! Someone like you've never seen before and well worth the stroll along the path. I love it so much I keep coming back!

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Palmdale, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

The bluff trail is a really nice walk. There are great views of the ocean.On the trail there are stairs to go down to a beach area that has tidal pools during low tide.We did not see a lot in the tidal pools, this was disappointing. We did enjoy the walk. The trail is well maintained.

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Los Osos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

I live nearby and walk this trail for exercise. Mostly flat but some slight incline. I walk sometimes a mile or two miles or all the way for a three mile round trip. Wonderful scenery plus hearing the waves crashing against the bluff is amazing. It is also ADA approved. So give it a try and will I say hi.

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tulare
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

About this!!! This rivals views and experiences in more popular places like la jolla in Southern California. Just breath taking views and 1/2 a mile in and you just feel at peace, far away from it all. Lots of places to go off the beaten path and explore but the beaten path was just fine too! My five year old... More 

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

This trail ranks as one of the most beautiful walks anywhere. The park it is in was considered such a draw a few years ago that CA State Parks planned an admission charge for it, complete with toll booth. (That was dropped when various budget irregularities suddenly made more funds available to keep it free.) The trail is right on... More 

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Orange, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

3.4 mile round trip, mostly level trail. The main trail is now made of crushed gravel, but there are plenty of places to peer over the bluffs to see everything. There are natural arches, a lovely variety of birds and two beaches for tidepooling. The rock/shale formations along the bluffs are stunning! Bring water and a camera!

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Los Osos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

This is a great place to enjoy nature and enjoy the beauty of this area. I have spent many days hiking the cliffs. The scenery is beautiful.

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California Central Coast
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

I'm sorry for those who will never experience the Bluff Trail, but it has been completely removed, replaced by a wide, aggregate roadway. The charm and easy hiking are gone. Now, you walk along expecting a car or speeding bicycle to come up behind you. There are far fewer views, as the road had to be moved away from the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

The trail is undergoing renovation from Nov 2013 to December 2014. When we went there the second week of January 2014, the entire trail and surrounding area was closed. Perhaps the area will be open for a few days around holidays. But it would be wise to check for trail openings/closings before making the trip to the park.

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