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Coon Creek Trail

Montaña de Oro State Park, California
Distance3.7mi
Elevation Gain1,717ft
Trailhead Elevation137ft
Top1,309ft
Elevation Min/Max82/1309ft
Elevation Start/End137/137ft

Coon Creek Trail

Coon Creek Trail is a hiking trail in San Luis Obispo County, California. It is within Montaña de Oro State Park. It is 3.7 miles long and begins at 137 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 7.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,717 feet. Near the trailhead there are parking and restrooms. Oats Peak (elevation 1,352 feet) can be seen along the trail. This trail connects with the following: Rattlesnake Flats and Alan Peak Trail.

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Baywood Park, CA
Ranger | 3098 pts
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1/30/2019
This is fairly easygoing hike along the creek with lots of bridge crossings, great views of geological formations, caves, blackberry bramble, and trees. We've gotten a fair amount of rain lately, so there are just a few muddy parts but none of the trail was actually submerged in water. I saw rabbits here and there, and tons of mushrooms toward the end, where there is a tall gathering of cedar trees.
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Agua Dulce, CA
Pathfinder | 60 pts
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6/25/2011
Really beautiful shaded trail that follows a burbling stream. There is Spanish moss, and an incredible oak tree. While the trail is well-maintained there is lots of poison oak intermingled with Blackberry vines on both sides. As long you can idenitify it, it can be avoided. Otherwise, don't touch any plants. This is a very easy trail with little elevation gain.
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Bakersfield, CA
Explorer | 30 pts
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1/3/2010
We did Rattlesnake Trail which connects to Coon Creek Trail to add some difficulty to our hike. Coon Creek trail is a nice shaded walk over even ground. Real nice trail but watch for ticks. 4 out of 5 of us had one.
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Bong Land, CA
Explorer | 30 pts
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3/18/2008
I would say that this trail is definately just average. It's not a bad hike, but not beautiful either. The end of the trail is pretty much three dieing redwoods. If you want a better hike, try taking the peak trail that branches off on the left side of the trail, pretty close to the end.
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San Luis Obispo, CA
Explorer | 40 pts
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7/9/2007
The trail was very nice and very beautiful. It was not difficult so it is great for a novice. The only bad part of the experience was the flies. I am not sure if it was the time of year or if that is normal, but there was an incredible amount of flies... everywhere. They were a little annoying. Other than the flies... it is a great trail!
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Bakersfield, CA
Pathfinder | 110 pts
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7/7/2007
Very easy and relaxing trial. Started at 2 pm and finished at 4 pm. Saw lizards, poppies, poison oak, lupins, and alot of other plant life. Terrian changes from hot and sunny to cool forest to shaded trees. I was amazed to see such changes in terrian and was very happy that I hiked this trail. Great quick hike adventure.
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Meiners Oaks, CA
Adventurer | 232 pts
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4/29/2006
Very nice, level trail. Pretty greenery and pleasant surroundings. Very best trail for young children. There are 6 bridges along the trail. Fun to cross bridges and see the creek flowing.
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Trail Information

Montaña de Oro State Park
Nearby City
Montaña de Oro State Park
Parks
Montana de Oro State Park
Local Contacts
U.S.G.S. Morro Bay South and Port San Luis - Montaña de Oro State Park map
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