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Nice hike

Nice hike. Not too difficult. We only had sneakers and the the path is a little rocky, but no... read more

Reviewed August 11, 2013
Morristown, New Jersey
Valencia Peak

Thoroughly enjoyed this hike. It is not ever very steep at any point, but is a gradually trying... read more

Reviewed July 17, 2013
Vancouver, Washington
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Hiking trail that ends with a spectacular view of the whole Central Coast.
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San Luis Obispo, CA
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Reviewed August 11, 2013

Nice hike. Not too difficult. We only had sneakers and the the path is a little rocky, but no problems. Views are nice although it was a little foggy the day we were there..

4  Thank swhwriter
Reviewed July 17, 2013

Thoroughly enjoyed this hike. It is not ever very steep at any point, but is a gradually trying trail that provides a good work out. The view on the day we hiked it was obscured by the fog, so we were unable to get the...More

2  Thank Redhead32
Reviewed May 18, 2013

Great hike. Consists of quite a bit of different terrain. About halfway up in the shale(?) You can actually find both plant and animal fossils. Last part of the hike is a zinger! But so worth it when you get to the top! Awsome!!

2  Thank rambuncious
Reviewed January 24, 2013

Get an incredible work outgoing up, and enjoy great views going down. In the spring, native wildflowers bloom all around. Wear sturdy shoes.

2  Thank jthomasca
Reviewed December 28, 2012

Very nice hike, steep but fantastic views of the ocean and town. Allow at least 3 hours if possible. Bring your camera!

3  Thank Clark A
Reviewed December 12, 2012

Great workout with a spectacular view at the top. It's a fairly strenous hike with quite a bit of elevation. It's pretty much climb up and then climb down - no flat hiking. But it is wonderful. Feels great when you are at the top.

4  Thank Kathleen M
Reviewed November 27, 2012

Valencia Peak rises above Montana de Oro and the beautiful Pacific Ocean. The trail is well marked and Spring finds this area blanketed with wildflowers. Once at the top, the view is absolutely spectacular. Remember water, binoculars and a camera. DO IT!

2  Thank SLOCoaster
Reviewed October 15, 2012

Montana de Oro is beautiful all year around, the scenery spectacular. Lot of hiking trails linked together for those who wish to link some of the hiking trails together. Lots of parking and there are many kodak moments to be had. Valencia Peak is a...More

2  Thank yiena
Reviewed September 17, 2012

A very scenic but steep trail, you have to be in good shape to complete this. The view from the trail are breathtaking specially from the top. Carry some snacks and water with you and a light weight jacket.

2  Thank adnanshamsi
Reviewed September 6, 2012

A bit strenuous but worth the work out. Steep - bring hiking poles if you have knee issues. For me, the downhill is harder than uphill. Be sure to sign the guest book at the top. Love this hike.

1  Thank C W
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