Montaña de Oro
The trails in Montaña de Oro State Park, near the towns of Los Osos and Baywood, offer bicyclists, hikers, and equestrians varied terrain with beautiful
ocean and canyon views. The park features rugged cliffs, secluded sandy beaches, coastal plains, streams, canyons, and hills, including 1,347-foot
Valencia Peak. The best-known beach is beautiful Spooner’s Cove, across from the main campground, where you will find excellent tide pools, caves and plenty of sea birds. The park’s name, Montaña de Oro, means “Mountain of Gold,” and comes from the massive numbers of golden wildflowers that bloom in spring, including the classic California poppy!