Old Prospector Trail Pond Trail Loop Irish Hills Natural Area San Luis Obispo Prospector Hill Hike
Today the Irish Hills are like a gold mine for hikers, but the small mountain range in San Luis Obispo historically hosted several mines for chromium and mercury. The ruins of one of these mines can be visited on Old Prospector Trail, which opened in 2015 to join the growing group of trails in Irish Hills Natural Reserve. This hikers-only single track starts in Froom... Read more.
OK! Add to trails I’ve hiked
OK! Add to trails I want to hike
Tagged with · Free Trails · Irish Hills · Mines · Ruins
Distance: 4.4 miles · Elevation change: 650 feet
By: Published: Last updated: January 18, 2017
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.
OK! Add to trails I’ve hiked
OK! Add to trails I want to hike
Tagged with · California State Parks · Free Trails · Irish Hills · Los Osos · Summits · Montaña de Oro State Park
Distance: 10.8 miles · Elevation change: 1325 feet
By: Published: Last updated: January 18, 2017
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: Published: Last updated: January 18, 2017
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: Published: Last updated: January 18, 2017
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.
OK! Add to trails I’ve hiked
OK! Add to trails I want to hike
Tagged with · Free Trails · Irish Hills
Distance: 5 miles · Elevation change: 575 feet
By: Published: Last updated: January 18, 2017
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: Published: Last updated: January 18, 2017
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: Published: Last updated: January 18, 2017
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: Published: Last updated: January 18, 2017
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. The views are epic and the hike is only 4.5-miles round trip with 1,275 feet of elevation. An older version of Valencia Peak Trail was 0.4 miles shorter each way, and the new route uses more... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: January 18, 2017
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.
OK! Add to trails I’ve hiked
OK! Add to trails I want to hike
Tagged with · Free Trails · Irish Hills
Distance: 3 miles · Elevation change: 500 feet
By: Published: Last updated: January 18, 2017

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 TrailsNational ParksOcean ViewsCalifornia State ParksSummitsWaterfallsTent CampingCreeksAngeles National ForestLakesAdventure PassNature TrailsMalibuNew Zealand Department of ConservationDesert CanyonsOff TrailNew Zealand National ParksWildflowersLos Padres National ForestSan Gabriel Mountains National MonumentBig SurCampervan CampingBeachesRuinsGriffith ParkWheelchair-FriendlyBackpackingPacific Crest TrailHydrothermalLos OsosSequoia GrovesTopanga State ParkAustralian National ParksCavesMontaña de Oro State ParkRedwood GrovesAltadenaSanta Ynez MountainsSanta Monica Mountains National Recreation AreaHollywoodTopangaBureau of Land ManagementBorrego SpringsLone PinePacific PalisadesLookout TowersBoulderingIrish HillsTrail CampDeschutes National ForestNevada State ParksArthur's Pass National ParkArthur's Pass VillageMammoth LakesWalk-in CampingTongariro National ParkGiant ForestBendFruitaAgoura HillsYosemite ValleyArchesMinesMorrosBackbone TrailGrand JunctionRotoruaLa Cañada FlintridgeMorro BayAzusaLavaMalibu Creek State ParkOvertonJohn Muir TrailTasmania's 60 Great Short WalksCleveland National ForestGoletaIsland in the SkyArcadiaZion CanyonHot SpringsPasadenaPhillip IslandLas VegasAoraki Mount Cook National ParkMount CookShasta-Trinity National ForestRainforestsSan Bernardino National ForestAccommodationsTide PoolsBoardwalksClaremontBadlandsGaviota State ParkGolden Trout WildernessVerdugo MountainsGrand Canyon of the YellowstoneGrant GroveOnondaga CountyFreycinet PeninsulaOregon State ParksColumbia River Gorge National Scenic AreaAdirondack MountainsAnsel Adams WildernessColes BayAdirondack ParkSan Ysidro MountainsNewbury ParkMorro Bay State ParkBrentwoodGifford Pinchot National ForestLava TubesPalos Verdes PeninsulaGiant Sequoia National MonumentSanta Lucia MountainsGeyser BasinsWestern Divide Ranger DistrictLighthousesFreycinet National ParkTasman PeninsulaButtesMemorialsSilver Moccasin TrailSunriverOhakuneWestridge-Canyonback Wilderness ParkPetroglyphsSan Bernardino MountainsOrange County ParksSand DunesWestern DivideJohn Muir WildernessPoint Mugu State ParkPaicinesMorterosThousand OaksNewberry National Volcanic MonumentWest Hills of PortlandTualatin MountainsCastle Crags State ParkWhakapapa VillageHobartTrabuco Ranger DistrictLeo Carrillo State ParkTarzanaPfeiffer Big Sur State ParkContinental DivideTopanga CanyonOasesDomesWater SlidesNatural BridgesCratersWill Rogers State ParkSanta Ana MountainsStairsObservatoriesPalomar Ranger DistrictCortland CountyTullyNew York State ForestsMount William National ParkTasman National ParkVolcanoesTopatopa MountainsWaiotapuBinghamton University Nature PreserveThree Capes Scenic RouteBlack HillsForest ParkGlacier LakesHutsNorthwest PortlandTanksCamp ShermanSistersBurbankKlamath MountainsVestalLabrador Hollow Unique AreaSan Jacinto Ranger DistrictCedar GroveIdyllwildCliff JumpingMoabJulia Pfeiffer Burns State ParkAvila BeachHumboldt Redwoods State ParkPicnic AreaGoing-to-the-Sun RoadYellowstone RiverWildlife ViewingPearblossomRancho Palos VerdesWind CavesSpringvilleTemescal Gateway ParkCambriaSouth Coast WildernessLaguna BeachSan Vicente Mountain ParkSan Jacinto MountainsNewhallSilver Peak WildernessJulianMontecitoCrestlineLake ElsinoreCarpinteriaSnowshoeingPlacerita Canyon Natural AreaPlacerita Canyon State ParkBeverly HillsBlue Mountain LakeNicholas Flat Natural PreserveSanta Susana MountainsHume Lake Ranger DistrictRedwood Mountain GroveCrystal Cove State ParkSheep Mountain WildernessTaurangaBike TrailSun ValleyTujungaSan PedroSierra Pelona MountainsGlendaleEmma Wood State BeachCalabasasWenatche National ForestRichardson Grove Redwoods State ParkCal PolyCatalina IslandAvila ValleyNew York State ParksBishop Peak Natural ReserveConejo ValleySummit ValleyRangitikeiTe AwamutuMarvin Braude Mulholland Gateway ParkArroyo GrandeOkere FallsOkere Falls Scenic ReserveWaimangu Volcanic ValleyCusterSummit Valley Edmund D. Edelman ParkGlaciersMount Thomas Forest Conservation AreaOkukuMacleay ParkTillamookRocky MountainsFish HatcheryWoodland HillsSimi HillsSouthern AlpsCastle Crags WildernessPortlandTaupoMount ShastaCalifornia Coastal TrailElephant SealsWhananaki NorthWilsons Promontory National ParkBritzCampervan RentalSwimming HolesMount Field National ParkLimekiln State ParkCampervan ReviewAndrew Molera State ParkLodgeSaltwater RiverBlowholesMount WellingtonEaglehawk NeckLauncestonWellington ParkHobbitonMission Trails Regional ParkEugeneTurangiSanteeConcretionsMangawekaHuntervilleMotor LodgeLord of the RingsHigh LineMuruparaFiscalini Ranch PreserveWhitewater RaftingTop 10 Holiday ParkPapamoaAerial GreenwayManhattanMount MaunganuiBoat CruiseGuy W. Talbot State ParkMatamataSanta MargaritaTauwhara BayB&BMonserate Mountain PreserveSan SimeonCrazy Horse MemorialOtamure Recreation ReserveOtamure BayHokianga HarbourFallbrook Land ConservancyKoalasCape Woolamai State Faunal ReserveBackpackers LodgeLiffeyGreat Western TiersSaint Columba Falls State ReservePyenganaDouglas-Apsley National ParkBechinoCataract Gorge ReserveBerriedaleYucca ValleySan Rafael HillsLiffey Falls State ReserveSatellite CommunicatorsMarquam Nature ParkGPS NavigatorsEcola State ParkCannon BeachMosierHood RiverWillamette National ForestMojave Trails National MonumentSherman OaksShasta LakeArroyo Sequit ParkOceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation AreaCape Meares State Scenic ViewpointNipomoColorado State ParksBoulderAdirondack High PeaksLake PlacidCascade LocksLava Butte Lava FlowSkyforestLake ArrowheadArboretumsEldorado State ParkSOS BeaconsPacific CityAtascaderoSanta Lucia WildernessMalibu Lagoon State BeachKura Tawhiti / Castle Hill Conservation AreaCastle HillMount Lowe RailwayOak ParkPetrified LogsPowell Butte Nature ParkSoutheast PortlandCape Kiwanda Natural AreaPictographsDeschutes RiverAwbrey ButteArchie Briggs Natural AreaShevlin ParkTumalo CreekSouthwest PortlandFallbrookCape Lookout State ParkCape Meares State ParkPilot Butte State ParkAgua DulceFayettevilleJamesvilleSanta ClaritaArcoPalos Verdes EstatesDuarteJennerFort BraggOrickCrescent CityWeottMyers FlatCastaicGarbervilleMaricopaPismo BeachAmboyCalaveras Big Trees State ParkCanoe & KayakSimi ValleyCarbon Canyon Regional ParkBreaSan BernardinoPortervilleSan Mateo Canyon WildernessHollywood HillsBisonSespe WildernessCarpinteria Seal SanctuaryApp ReviewLake Tikitapu Scenic ReserveSalt Point State ParkMacKerricher State ParkPrairie Creek Redwoods State ParkJedediah Smith Redwoods State ParkCinder ConesStudio CityCulver CityCucamonga WildernessBaldwin Hills Scenic Overlook State ParkEl Chorro Regional ParkKenneth Hahn State Recreation AreaLake MichiganTuna Canyon ParkStroller-FriendlyDevils TowerCooke CityVentura RiverVasquez Rocks Natural Area ParkMurrietaCarpinteria Bluffs Nature PreserveSan Jacinto WildernessMount San Jacinto State ParkGreen Lakes State ParkSanta Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National MonumentNewport BeachNewport BayUpper Newport Bay Nature PreserveWest HillsFreeride TrailsBanningEl Capitán State BeachSantiago Oaks Regional ParkAnaheimPlaya VistaDocent-led HikesWhitewater PreserveOnondaga County ParkBaldwinsvilleBeaver Lake Nature CenterClark Reservation State ParkWeir Canyon Wilderness ParkLas CrucesKings CanyonCayucosSonoraCarpinteria Salt Marsh Nature ParkCross Country SkiingBig Bear LakeAmboy Crater National Natural LandmarkLaguna Coast Wilderness ParkHuntington BeachCentral ParkHearst San Simeon State ParkHarmony Headlands State ParkGetty View ParkPeters Canyon Regional ParkOrangeWarner SpringsPalomar MountainsPrimitive CampingRefugio State BeachMonroviaMonrovia Canyon ParkSanta Clarita Woodlands ParkBel AirPepperwood