Montaña de Oro State Park features beaches, cliffs, streams, canyons, and hills. The park offers mountian biking and equestrain trails, and its best-known beach, Spooner's Cove, is just across from the campground.

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Expert Review of Montaña de Oro State Park

Parks and Outdoors Review of Montaña de Oro State Park

Away Travel Expert: Ann Marie Brown
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ParksExpert Rating 5.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Birding,Camping,Day Hiking,Horseback Riding,Saltwater Fishing,Whale Watching
Parks and OutdoorsExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • Montana de Oro is a fine place for hiking year-round, but best in spring when its namesake hills turn gold with blooming California poppies. For an easy hike, follow the Bluffs Trail out-and-back from the trailhead just beyond the visitor center, enjoying nonstop ocean views. For a more strenuous trip, climb Valencia Peak (elevation 1,347 feet), where you can view nearly 100 miles of coastline.
  • Experienced surfers take to the waves at Hazard Reef, but swimming at the beaches of Montana de Oro is not advisable because of rough surf. Tidepooling is excellent at Corallina Cove. If you are new to tidepooling, check with the visitor center for guided tidepool walks.
  • For equestrians, horse camps with stalls are located in Hazard Canyon. Horses are permitted on almost all trails at Montana de Oro.

Montana de Oro State Park
3550 Pecho Valley Rd.
Los Osos, California 93402

Visitor Information

Telephone Number: 805-528-0513
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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