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Los Osos Oaks State Reserve

Los Osos Valley Road, Los Osos, CA
+1 916-653-6995
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Dusty poorly marked trails

The trails lead past ancient coastal live oaks, but are poorly marked and overgrown. Altogether... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Graham D
Weymouth, United Kingdom
Beautiful nature

Loved this reserve,easy walk,great views . Very close to other los osos attractions like sweet... read more

Reviewed 23 March 2017
Bakersfield, California
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Los Osos Valley Road, Los Osos, CA
+1 916-653-6995
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The trails lead past ancient coastal live oaks, but are poorly marked and overgrown. Altogether rather disappointing.

Thank Graham D
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Loved this reserve,easy walk,great views . Very close to other los osos attractions like sweet spring preserve and state Park with ocean views and eucalyptus forest

Thank Erlinda2g
Reviewed 18 January 2017

I have been to Los Osos Oaks state reserve few times now and at different times of the year. I absolutely love it there. There are no man-made materials inside the park, only nature at its best.

Thank Jaspreet B
Reviewed 26 December 2016

We went to Los Osos State Park bluffs because as we had read about them. Glad that we did- the bluffs offered fantastic views. We saw sea caves and blow holes. Multitude of birds- various species. Overall, we had a great hike and we did...More

Thank adventurelady2016
Reviewed 4 December 2016

I've been to this reserve many times and still get a bit turned around regards trails. Old coastal oaks with moss, mystical place. Good for families, beware of poison oak.

Thank Liza W
Reviewed 29 September 2016

This is a great place near Morro bay, on the way to Montana de Oro state Park. A small park favored by local joggers and families

Thank Norma W
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Very convenient, just a few steps off the highway. The signs say "Oak View," but there is really no "view." You simply wander through an incredible forest of odd-looking oak trees. Along one of the paths (I couldn't say which one), you can find a...More

Thank OnParleFrancais
Reviewed 12 June 2016

This is a dense forest of pygmy oak tress. They are fascinating, but when you have seen one, you have seen them all, and the trails are full of burrs, nuts, cinders, broken branches, and other hazards. Other than the interesting concept of pygmy size...More

Thank Marc B
Reviewed 14 March 2016

This was a very nice, short walk. We ended up wandering from the main trail fascinated by the twisted oak trees cover with moss and lichen. It reminded me of the trees in Louisiana covered with Spanish moss.

1  Thank MBTraveler47
Reviewed 4 January 2016

A great place for walking and for photos amid large oak trees and meadows, and at some places along a stream. The entrance is via a parking lot on Los Osos Valley Road. There are several signs when you enter, pointing you to about three...More

1  Thank GareThere
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