Montaña de Oro

A nice place to go.

Went to this State Park, about 2 miles south of Los Osos, California, yesterday with my daughter and we had a great time. After our recent coast clean up (see my last post) it was beautiful. Honestly though, I don’t remember the park any other way.

“The park’s name, ‘Mountain of Gold,’ comes from the golden wildflowers that bloom in spring” says the California Department of Parks and Recreation. “It has 8,000 acres (32 km²) of cliffs, sandy beaches, coastal plains, streams, canyons, and hills, including the 1,347-foot (411 m) Valencia Peak.” according to Wikipedia. There are 20 trails to explore here. Truly one of the greatest local hiking experiences you can enjoy.

Some pics (click to enlarge).

Spooner's Cove

Spooner’s Cove

Throwing rocks for the boy

Throwing rocks for the boy

Having too much fun

Having too much fun

Someone got splashed!

Someone got splashed!

Thoughtful

Thoughtful

We take the Bluffs trail, an easy 4, or so, mile walk up and back along the edge with a fantastic view.

The bluffs trail courtesy of modernhiker.com

The bluffs trail courtesy of modernhiker.com

Hello there!

Hello there!

There are several small beaches along the way

There are several small beaches along the way

Like pages in a history book

Like pages in a history book

A otter floating on emerald waves

A otter floating on emerald waves

Gulls enjoying the action

Gulls enjoying the action

A lovely sunset

A lovely sunset

Really, I’ve often privately noted that pictures never do a place justice. At Montaña de Oro, you’ve got to smell the salty sea breeze, the sound of crashing waves, the cry of gulls, the feel of your feet buried in warm sand in person. I’ve definitely got to come here more often!

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4 thoughts on “Montaña de Oro

  1. Oh Man! Wait … Oh Woman! 😀 I wish I had known about this place when I was in California. Looks like my kind of place to go to.
    I very well understand about have great pictures, but they still don’t equate to what you in person. Your images are absolutely awesome, by the way.

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