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    Bluff Trail

    Los Osos, California
    Distance3.4mi
    Elevation Gain463ft
    Trailhead Elevation171ft
    Top171ft
    Elevation Min/Max-1/171ft
    Elevation Start/End171/171ft

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    Cotati, CA
    Ranger | 2512 pts
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    12/18/2018
    Walk along a scenic section of the California coast, west of San Luis Obispo. Hikers can begin with a visit to Spooner’s Cove & the Spooner ranch house, which has been turned into a Visitor Center. Tectonic forces have twisted & lifted layers of sedimentary rock. Sea-birds, fish, & wildlife are drawn to the land/sea boundary. Relentless ocean waves have carved a stunning shoreline landscape. More at hikingthegoldenstate.com.
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    Visalia, CA
    Adventurer | 411 pts
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    11/6/2015
    A very easy over four mile trail along the bluffs of the Pacific Ocean. There is a four foot wide gravel trail about ten feet from the bluff's edge that you can use. This path is used allot by the resident trail runners, bikers, and exercise walkers. Then there is the trail that runs right up to the edge of the bluffs. The views of the waves crashing against the bluffs and rocks below are just mesmerizing. There are so many whites, blues, and turquoises. Always changing with the crash of the waves. This is just a beautiful place and a photographers paradise. I had real hard time just to keeping walking and not stopping all the time to take that better picture. About a mile into the trail you come to the only access to the beach on this trail. It leads you down to tide pools that form in the rocks at low tide. The North end entrance of the trail begins at Spooner's Cove. A large beach area that you have to swim, sun bath, and launch your kayak. The bluff trail is located in the Montana de Oro State Park. This is a trail you can travel in an hour and a half, or spend hours looking at the beauty that had been given us. A must see.

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    Agua Dulce, CA
    Pathfinder | 60 pts
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    6/25/2011
    Very easy trail suitable for families. The views of the coast, rocks and tidepools are amazing. It is best to go early in the morning to have the trail to yourself. We combined this with Coon Creek trail and Rattlesnake Flats trail for a nice 7 mile loop.
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    East Union, WA
    Adventurer | 420 pts
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    5/2/2011
    Way easy and not much of a mtb ride but heck it is scenic and great for photo ops. 4 stars strictly for uniqueness and beauty.
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    Fosston, MN
    Pathfinder | 71 pts
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    10/31/2000
    Montana de Oro has some excellent mountain biking, especially considering the awesome views over the bay. There is plenty of climbing for the hard core riders as well as easier terrain as well. The beauty of the park is it's vast terrain and ability to cater to all types of uses. The trails are on the wide side and vary from easy to mildly technical. If in the area, you must try "Montana."
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    Trail Information

    Los Osos
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    Montaña de Oro State Park
    Parks
    Kid-friendly, Stroller/Wheelchair Accessible
    Accessibility
    Easy
    Skill Level
    Views, Wild Flowers
    Features
    California state parks; www.parks.ca.gov State park docents are available for information at the old Spooner Ranch House Visitor Center daily in the summer and Thursday to Sunday year-round (805-5280513).
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