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Spectacular views, challenging trail

The other reviews give a good overview of this trail: easy first half, challenging second half... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Teresa R
Great hike!

The trailhead is inside of Montana De Oro State Park next to Spooner's Cove parking lot. It... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
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Hiking trail that ends with a spectacular view of the whole Central Coast.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The other reviews give a good overview of this trail: easy first half, challenging second half, spectacular views at the top (and in fact all along the way). The one thing I would add is a recommendation to come down the back way. A little...More

Thank Teresa R
Reviewed 7 August 2018

The trailhead is inside of Montana De Oro State Park next to Spooner's Cove parking lot. It ranges from easy to moderate (possibly difficult) depending on your fitness and age. The first half was easy to moderate. The second half, is steeper and some loose...More

1  Thank BarnScott
Reviewed 10 July 2018

The hike is worth the adventure alone and the view at the top is a reward you will never forget. May not be for the first time hiker, but a thrill for everyone who even makes the attempt. Just one of many hikes and peaks...More

Thank hungrynomore2016
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

The trail is full of sun & no shade! The trail is full of loose rocks so you need shoes that can grip well! There's a picnic table at the top too! It was absolutely beautiful.

Thank Amber L
Reviewed 28 February 2017

The first half was moderate and doable for an out of shape person like me. The second half, I had to stop several times because of the slope and the slippery stones. The view at the top and on the way down were wonderful on...More

1  Thank Lucie C
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Moderate hike, nice landscape, maintained paths. Just keep your eyes open for bikes. Some days there are a lot and others only a few. No dogs allowed is the only down side.

Thank Eric M
Reviewed 25 December 2016

This is a great path for hikers only. No bikes. It is a 4 mile hike, easy to moderately strenuous. Altitude of 1300+ feet. If you don't want to go to the top, you can hike to the halfway point...the mid-hump. The wildflowers are nice...More

Thank Liza W
Reviewed 9 September 2016

Fantastic view and nice easy trail. Parking can be tough and no dogs allowed, not even on a leash.can combine with a nice walk along the cliffs. Can be pretty crowded in the summer months. Better in winter.

Thank brent b
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Nice workout hike that goes up about 2 miles and comes down the same way. We went in mid-morning, not crowded, but also still foggy so did not have much in terms of views. First mile is has a little uphill, it's the 2nd miles...More

Thank jgl99
Reviewed 26 July 2016

as teenagers my friends and i would hike up to the top and try to each time beat our old time Watch for SNAKES

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Chuck L
22 August 2015|
Response from Liza W | Reviewed this property |
4 miles round trip.
20 April 2015|
Response from Liza W | Reviewed this property |
No dogs allowed on this trail.