Visit Montaña de Oro State Park Hiking Trails San Luis Obispo California
Montaña de Oro State Park has dramatic ocean bluffs and summits with sweeping views. The park covers over 8,000 acres and has 7 miles of undeveloped coastline, making it a rare treasure on the California Coast. There is one road into the park, entering from the north from the town of Los Osos, which is just west of the city of San Luis Obispo. For those staying... Read more.
By: hikespeak Published: Last updated: July 1, 2015 Image:
Castle Dome hike Crags Trail Indian Springs Castle Crags State Park Castle Crags Wilderness
Spectacular granite peaks known as the Castle Crags tower over Castle Crags State Park in Northern California. While this dramatic enclave of peaks is largely inaccessible to hikers, you'll get a great taste of the Castle Crags on Crags Trail, which climbs to the foot of Castle Dome, a 4,996-foot granite dome that looks plucked from the Sierra. While Crags Trail stops... Read more.
By: hikespeak Published: Last updated: January 26, 2015 Image:
Root Creek Trail Castle Crags State Park hike Northern California
Root Creek Trail presents an easy 2.2-mile round trip hike, starting in Castle Crags State Park. Most of the trail is wheelchair-friendly, until it passes into Castle Crags Wilderness in Shasta-Trinity National Forest where the trail gets just a bit less maintained on the final push to Root Creek. When you reach the creek, you can relax and watch tumbling water cascade... Read more.
By: hikespeak Published: Last updated: January 22, 2015 Image:
Vista Point Trail Castle Crags State Park Scenic Overlook hike Northern California
A popular destination for visitors to Castle Crags State Park is the scenic overlook at the end of Vista Point Trail. This easy half-mile round trip hike leads to a triptych of views. On your left, you'll spot the Gray Rocks rising above evergreen ridges. On your right, there is a clear view of Mount Shasta. In the center, rise the Castle Crags, a fortress of daunting... Read more.
By: hikespeak Published: Last updated: January 22, 2015 Image:
Castle Crags State Park Campground Northern California Camping
Castle Crags State Park covers nearly 4,000 acres of evergreen forests and rugged granite peaks. The park borders Castle Crags Wilderness, an area of Shasta-Trinity National Forest, which further expands the area that visitors can explore. When one day simply isn't enough, there is camping available at Castle Crags State Park. The park has year-round camping, with 76... Read more.
By: hikespeak Published: Last updated: August 21, 2015 Image:
Coon Creek Trail Montaña de Oro State Park hike Coon Creek Canyon Montana de Oro San Luis Obispo California
Coon Creek Trail explores a coastal canyon at the south end of Montaña de Oro State Park. The trail heads inland for 2.5 miles to a pleasant grove of Monterey cypress at the site of an old homestead that has since disappeared. Take a break in the shade of the cypress trees before turning around for a 5-mile round trip hike with 250 feet of elevation gain. Junctions... Read more.
By: hikespeak Published: Last updated: June 5, 2015 Image:
Camping in Andrew Molera State Park Trail Camp Big Sur California Campground
Andrew Molera State Park preserves nearly 5,000 acres of beautiful parkland at the north end of Big Sur. Hikers can explore the park on over twenty miles of trails, including the Ridge Trail - Panorama Trail - Bluff Trail Loop hike. For campers there is Andrew Molera State Park Trail Camp. This 24-site first-come first-serve campground is located in a grassy meadow near... Read more.
By: hikespeak Published: Last updated: July 22, 2015 Image:
Ridge Trail Panorama Trail Bluff Trail Loop Andrew Molera State Park Bluffs hike Beach Creamery Meadow Big Sur River California
Andrew Molera State Park's big loop trek centered over Ridge Trail, Panorama Trail, and Bluff Trail has about everything you could want in a Big Sur hike, including a redwood grove, an unspoiled beach, and lots of ocean views over a wild coastline. This is a hike for those who want to lose themselves in the majestic beautify of Big Sur. Ok, don't get lost, bring along... Read more.
By: hikespeak Published: Last updated: January 30, 2015 Image:
Nature Trail Loop Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park California Nature Trail - River Path Loop Hike
You don't have to travel far beyond the entrance booth at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park to get an introduction to the area's plants and animals. That's because the easy-walk providing Nature Trail starts from a day use lot just inside the park. There are two additional trails along the Big Sur River in this area that can be combined with the Nature Trail to form short easy... Read more.
By: hikespeak Published: Last updated: January 30, 2015 Image:
Valley View Trail Pfeiffer Falls Trail Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park California Valley Overlook Hike Pfeiffer Waterfall
The trails to Pfeiffer Falls and Valley View are a perfect fit for hikers who like to multi-task. The versatile hike in Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park has a bit of everything. See impressive redwood trees in a shaded canyon, examine colorful wildflowers on a sunny ridge, admire a charming waterfall, and gaze out from a vista point that looks all the way down the Big Sur... Read more.
By: hikespeak Published: Last updated: January 30, 2015 Image:


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