Trail of the Week

Trail of the Week: Bluff Trail at Montaña de Oro


View from the start of the Bluffs Trail.

I will be posting at least one new trail for you to check out each week. The first trail is my favorite trail so far at Montaña de Oro. It is known as the Bluff Trail and is 2.1 miles long, which makes for an ideal out and back 4.2 mile run. This trail is exceptionally breathtaking. Running along this trail reminds me how lucky I am to live in the Central Coast. The name of the trail doesn’t fool you; the trail is right along the bluffs for the entire two miles. Once you park and begin the trail, you go over a small wooden bridge that leads you to a fork in the trail. Stay right at the fork so you can be as close to the bluffs as possible.

I don’t want to spoil anything else, go check it out and see what all of the hype is about. Feel free to leave me comments or questions!

Click here for more information on Montaña de Oro State Park.

Directions from 101 S:

The road in Montana De Oro State Park that leads to the Bluff Trail.

  1. Take exit for Madonna Road, CA-227
  2. Turn left onto Madonna Road
  3. After 1 mile, turn right onto Los Osos Valley Road
  4. After 14 miles, slight left turn onto Pecho Valley Road
  5. After .5 miles, slight right onto Montana de Oro State park
  6. Once you’re in the park, follow the road for about 8 miles until you get to the Montaña de Oro Visiter Center. Then park past the Visitor Center on either side of the road. There is a sign for “Bluff Trail.”
  7. You’ll go across a small wooden bridge, then come to a fork in the trail. Stay to the right.

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