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Montaña de Oro Bluffs Trail

Montaña de Oro Bluffs Trail

Location: Montaña de Oro State Park, San Luis Obispo County, CA
Miles: 3 miles
Difficulty: Easy
Duration: 1.5 hours
Users: Hikers and mountain bikes permitted. No dogs or horses permitted. No wheelchair access.

Photo Source: Seth Smigelski Photography

Photo Source: Seth Smigelski Photography


This park covers 8,000 acres along the gorgeous coast of San Luis Obispo County. This is a popular destination for hikers, mountain bikers, horseback riders, and beach-goers.

To get to the trail, you will park in an area on Pecho Valley Road, which is located just past the visitor center. You will follow the signs to Bluff Trail and will start the hike going south over a small wooden bridge.

The trail widens and eventually turns toward the sea going out to Islay Point. There is a wonderful view to the north of Spooner’s Cove, a popular beach located just below the visitors center.

As you continue south across the bluff you will go hike along low brush and coastal views. Here you will run into joggers, cyclists, and families with strollers who share the trail at Corallina Cove.

Top 3 Adventure Hacks

1) Wear comfortable clothes

It’s always advised that you should wear clothes that are comfortable for you. You can always wear a  hiking shirt when you go trekking!

2) Wear a cover up!

If you reach the coastal area, it will get windy and cold. If you decide to stay there for a while and just sit and look at the sea, be ready for the cool sea breeze.

3) Pack some snacks and plenty of water

Remember to always stay hydrated and don’t let your tummy run empty.

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