Oats Peak Trail Montaña de Oro State Park summit hike New Oats Peak Trail San Luis Obispo California
Oats Peak is the second highest summit in Montaña de Oro State Park, a full 26 feet taller than Valencia Peak, which is probably the park's favorite summit for hikers. Oats Peak is located a couple miles inland of Valencia Peak, sporting smaller ocean views and greater views over the Irish Hills, the canyons and ridges making up the interior of the Montaña de Oro State... Read more.
By: hikespeak Last updated: July 21, 2014
Reservoir Flats Trail Montaña de Oro State Park Islay Creek Canyon Islay Creek Campground hike
Montaña de Oro State Park has every type of hike you could want, ranging from easy oceanfront strolls to difficult summit ascents. If you're feeling like goldilocks and want something in the middle (just right), check out Reservoir Flats Trail, a 2-mile loop with 200 feet of elevation gain that is conveniently located just behind the park visitor center. The trail... Read more.
By: hikespeak Last updated: July 22, 2014
Islay Creek Campground Montaña de Oro State Park Camping Los Osos Camp San Luis Obispo California
Montaña de Oro State Park preserves a stunning stretch of the California's Central Coast where the Irish hills meet the Pacific Ocean. Picturesque bluffs and sandy coves dominate the coastline. On the inland side of the park, there are charming peaks and canyons. Within the park's largest canyon, Islay Creek Canyon, you'll find Islay Creek Campground. The... Read more.
By: hikespeak Last updated: July 24, 2014
Johnson Ranch Open Space to Irish Hills Natural Reserve Connector Trail hike Froom Canyon San Luis Obispo California Froom Ranch to Johnson Ranch Connector
If one park is good, than two parks are better, and a trail between those parks brings out the best of both. Opened in the spring of 2013, the Connector Trail between Johnson Ranch Open Space and the Irish Hills Natural Reserve links two of San Luis Obispo County's great parks. The new trail also connects hikers with grassy slopes and oak-covered ridges with views across... Read more.
    LoadingAdd to trails I’ve hiked
    LoadingAdd to trails I want to hike
Tagged with: |
Distance: 5.05 miles – Elevation change: 575 feet
By: hikespeak Last updated: July 21, 2014
Hazard Peak Loop Hazard Peak Trail East Boundary Barranca Trail Islay Creek Trail Montaña de Oro State Park hike
The hike up and down Hazard Peak Trail delivers a heavy dose of ocean views. While it could be argued that this 6-mile round trip hike is the finest trek to the summit of Hazard Peak, you may wish to consider elongating that hike to a 9.2-mile loop that returns to the coast via Islay Creek Trail in the adjacent Islay Creek Canyon. Sacrificing a second helping of ocean... Read more.
By: hikespeak Last updated: July 21, 2014
Hazard Peak Trail Montaña de Oro State Park summit hike
Montaña de Oro State Park is packed with so many picturesque places that it can be difficult to settle on just one day hike. However, if you are looking for broad, unobstructed view over Morro Bay, you should feel compelled to set out for the top of Hazard Peak. Looking north from this coastal 1,076-foot summit, you won't see anything even half as tall as Hazard Peak... Read more.
By: hikespeak Last updated: July 21, 2014
Islay Creek Trail Montaña de Oro State Park hike
There are a couple lengthy level hikes in Montaña de Oro State Park. If you desire ocean views, you can't do any better than the Bluff Trail. If you would rather hike up a canyon flanked by thousand foot-peaks along a creek that even has a small waterfall, the fitting trail is Islay Creek Trail. The rolling 3-mile long dirt road has 300-feet of easy elevation change. ... Read more.
By: hikespeak Last updated: July 21, 2014
Valencia Peak Trail Montaña de Oro State Park hike
At 1,347 feet, Valencia Peak is one of the highest summit in Montaña de Oro, but it may provide the best views of the park's stunning shoreline and inviting inland peaks. This is a fairly epic hike, despite being just 3.7-miles round trip. There is 1,275 feet of elevation to tackle along the way, with a few level steps allowing you to catch your breath amidst the scenic... Read more.
By: hikespeak Last updated: July 23, 2014
Froom Creek Trail Irish Hills San Luis Obispo hike Froom Canyon
On the east side of the Irish Hills, there is a canyon with a surprisingly southwestern feel. Though surrounded by traditional coastal chaparral, the trail follows an old road up a canyon akin to the old mining roads converted into hiking trails found in the California desert. Above the canyon, there are broad views of San Luis Obispo's most prominent Morros, Bishop Peak... Read more.
    LoadingAdd to trails I’ve hiked
    LoadingAdd to trails I want to hike
Tagged with: |
Distance: 3 miles – Elevation change: 500 feet
By: hikespeak Last updated: July 21, 2014
Morro View Irish Hills hike San Luis Obispo Mariposa Trail Prefumo Canyon Irish Hills Natural Reserve hiking SLO
There is an expansive network of trails within the thousand foot ridges that make up the Irish Hills southwest of San Luis Obispo. While the regions notable chain of volcanic peaks gather greater attention from hikers, you can actually get a great view of the Morros from the Irish Hills, with smaller crowds. From Prefumo Canyon, one of the two main trailheads in the... Read more.
    LoadingAdd to trails I’ve hiked
    LoadingAdd to trails I want to hike
Tagged with: |
Distance: 3.15 miles – Elevation change: 850 feet
By: hikespeak Last updated: July 21, 2014

Tag!

You've come to a tag page, one of the blogiest ways to browse hikespeak.com. Here are some more tags! The most common tags are the big ones at the top of the list. Have a look around. You may also find what you seek with the search feature on the Hike Finder Map.

Free Trails National Parks California State Parks Ocean Views Summits Waterfalls Tent Camping Creeks Angeles National Forest Adventure Pass Malibu Nature Trails Lakes Desert Canyons Off Trail Wildflowers Los Padres National Forest Big Sur Backpacking Sequoia Groves Santa Ynez Mountains Los Osos Ruins Redwood Groves Lone Pine Pacific Palisades Borrego Springs Pacific Crest Trail Caves Hydrothermal Topanga State Park Montaña de Oro State Park Bouldering Giant Forest Grand Junction Yosemite Valley Fruita Irish Hills Agoura Hills Wheelchair-Friendly Beaches Topanga Azusa Griffith Park Lava Malibu Creek State Park Altadena Cleveland National Forest Goleta Morro Bay Arcadia Mines Morros Backbone Trail Zion Canyon Island in the Sky Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone Phillip Island Claremont Arches Hollywood Golden Trout Wilderness Badlands Lookout Towers San Ysidro Mountains Grant Grove Campervan Camping Onondaga County San Bernardino National Forest Giant Sequoia National Monument La Cañada Flintridge Gaviota State Park Pasadena Brentwood Newbury Park Tide Pools Adirondack Mountains Paicines Adirondack Park Orange County Parks Geyser Basins Westridge-Canyonback Wilderness Park Australian National Parks Western Divide Ranger District Silver Moccasin Trail Western Divide Palos Verdes Peninsula John Muir Wilderness Point Mugu State Park Morteros Verdugo Mountains Gifford Pinchot National Forest Morro Bay State Park Thousand Oaks Boardwalks Topanga Canyon Santa Ana Mountains Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park San Bernardino Mountains Will Rogers State Park Trabuco Ranger District Hot Springs Sand Dunes Oases Stairs Domes Lava Tubes Water Slides Cedar Grove San Jacinto Mountains Laguna Beach South Coast Wilderness Newhall San Vicente Mountain Park Idyllwild Palomar Ranger District San Jacinto Ranger District New York State Forests Rainforests Silver Peak Wilderness Tully Cortland County Burbank Lighthouses Labrador Hollow Unique Area Temescal Gateway Park Wind Caves Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park Avila Beach Natural Bridges Moab Craters Bike Trail Cliff Jumping Petroglyphs Springville Montecito Picnic Area Julian Going-to-the-Sun Road Pearblossom Continental Divide Yellowstone River Sierra Pelona Mountains Wildlife Viewing Rancho Palos Verdes San Pedro Emma Wood State Beach Richardson Grove Redwoods State Park Calabasas Catalina Island Humboldt Redwoods State Park Columbia River Gorge Wenatche National Forest Tujunga Redwood Mountain Grove New Zealand Department of Conservation Whananaki North Elephant Seals California Coastal Trail New York State Parks Bishop Peak Natural Reserve Britz Campervan Review Andrew Molera State Park Avila Valley Limekiln State Park Mount Field National Park Campervan Rental Swimming Holes Wilsons Promontory National Park Placerita Canyon Natural Area Tarzana Snowshoeing Lake Elsinore Crestline Hume Lake Ranger District Blue Mountain Lake Carpinteria Beverly Hills Leo Carrillo State Park Sheep Mountain Wilderness Santa Susana Mountains Cambria Placerita Canyon State Park Crystal Cove State Park Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Newport Beach Fayetteville Green Lakes State Park Newport Bay Mount San Jacinto State Park Weir Canyon Wilderness Park Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve Conejo Valley San Jacinto Wilderness El Capitán State Beach Freeride Trails Simi Hills West Hills Nicholas Flat Natural Preserve Banning Palomar Mountains Warner Springs Orange Santiago Oaks Regional Park Peters Canyon Regional Park Primitive Camping Refugio State Beach Harmony Headlands State Park Kings Canyon Cayucos Santa Clarita Woodlands Park Monrovia Monrovia Canyon Park New Zealand Walks Anaheim Cape Woolamai State Faunal Reserve Liffey Koalas Fallbrook Land Conservancy Otamure Bay Hokianga Harbour Liffey Falls State Reserve Great Western Tiers Bechino Hobart Douglas-Apsley National Park Tasmania's 60 Great Short Walks Saint Columba Falls State Reserve Pyengana Otamure Recreation Reserve Tauwhara Bay Baldwinsville Beaver Lake Nature Center Onondaga County Park Whitewater Preserve Playa Vista Docent-led Hikes Clark Reservation State Park Jamesville San Simeon Bel Air Monserate Mountain Preserve Fallbrook Vasquez Rocks Natural Area Park Agua Dulce San Bernardino Getty View Park Glendale Devils Tower Stroller-Friendly Lake Michigan Tuna Canyon Park Cooke City Bison Arco Palos Verdes Estates Santa Clarita Castaic Studio City Hollywood Hills Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area El Chorro Regional Park App Review Salt Point State Park Carpinteria Seal Sanctuary Cal Poly Santa Lucia Mountains Sespe Wilderness MacKerricher State Park Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park Cucamonga Wilderness Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook State Park Ventura River Culver City Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park Cinder Cones Duarte Sun Valley Sonora Carpinteria Salt Marsh Nature Park Carpinteria Bluffs Nature Preserve Las Cruces San Mateo Canyon Wilderness Murrieta Cross Country Skiing Big Bear Lake Central Park Hearst San Simeon State Park Huntington Beach Laguna Coast Wilderness Park Amboy Crater National Natural Landmark BLM Brea Carbon Canyon Regional Park Weott Myers Flat Crescent City Orick Jenner Fort Bragg Garberville Porterville Canoe & Kayak Simi Valley Calaveras Big Trees State Park Amboy Maricopa Pismo Beach