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: September 14, 2013
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: September 13, 2013
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: September 13, 2013
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.
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Distance: 5.05 miles – Elevation change: 575 feet
By: hikespeak Last updated: September 4, 2013
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: September 13, 2013

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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: December 22, 2013
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: September 13, 2013
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: September 22, 2013
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.
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Distance: 3 miles – Elevation change: 500 feet
By: hikespeak Last updated: September 4, 2013
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.
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Distance: 3.15 miles – Elevation change: 850 feet
By: hikespeak Last updated: January 21, 2014

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