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Bluff Trail

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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Ranked #3 of 7 Attractions in Los Osos
Type: Hiking Trails, Sports
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: Scenic hiking trail in the Montana De Oro State Park.
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Type: Hiking Trails, Sports
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: Scenic hiking trail in the Montana De Oro State Park.
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Los Osos, California
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90 reviews 90 reviews
18 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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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102 reviews 102 reviews
27 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

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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59 reviews 59 reviews
18 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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So Cal
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135 reviews 135 reviews
35 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
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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Los Angeles, California, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

My husband didn't expect much. I love the ocean and want to spend as much time near it as possible and I kept reading good reviews of it. He loved it as much as I did.

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Titusville
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1,144 reviews 1,144 reviews
776 attraction reviews
913 helpful votes 913 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

Wonderful views of the coves and ocean splashing against the rocks. It being a windy day with a very cool breeze the walk was refreshing, but water was still needed. The waves were crashing into the rock creating a photographer's dream. The area is roped off for a reason, but people have still walked over the safety line and that... More 

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Central California
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60 reviews 60 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

Well worth the walk along this bluff over looking the ocean. It is worth driving out to just park and see the view from here, but if you can walk, it's not terribly strenuous. Bring a water bottle.

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Los Angeles, Ca
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

This is a lovely and easy walk with places to stop and soak in the views. There is also a cove that is accessible via a staircase so you can sit on the beach. We brought a picnic and it doesn't get any better than eating with that ocean view and soundtrack.

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Bakersfield, CA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2012

easy for children and the elderly. Amazing views and a great photo opportunity!

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