Socal - San Luis Obispo County - Morro Bay NickNames: #MontañaDeOroStatePark
Use Los Osos Valley Rd. exit off US 101, 3 miles south of San Luis Obispo. Travel 12 miles west on Los Osos Valley Rd. Los Osos Valley Rd. turns south and becomes Pecho Valley Rd. The trailhead is about 2.5 miles inside the park, just south of the park headquarters. Look for signage and parking lot. Thomas Guide page 651 B5
Trails are super loose.
Picked off a few ticks, shed a few pounds on the steep loose climbs.
Current paths taken:
-Park at the bottom of the Ridge Trail head.
-Bike back on the road you drove in on to the horse camp.
-Left on Islay
-Up East Boundry
-Over to Ridge then drop to your car
-Finish off that ride with a "Tus Amigo" carna asada burrito across the street from the los osos skate park.
I got lucky and I took, IMO, the best route.
The views were stunning. The hills were GREEN, and lush. and, OMGIOD. lol
The trails were in great shape. Soil, not sand.
Head up los osos valley road, head up to montana de oro. THE FIRST SIGN that you see, "Montana De Oro State Park", park in the FIRST turnout on your right.
Head across the street, to an access road. Find manzanita on your right. Stay right, and head up to Ridge. Down ridge, Up Islay, Up East Bondary, Down Botanica. (you could go back up bontanica and towards manzanita to your ride, but I bailed at this point). I went back down islay, up the road to the car.
OMGIOD. Views, technical. Singletrack. Good hill climbs. Good down hill. Cross country. Bit of free ride. Great downhill. LOL.. FOCK, just do it all.
Ride distance: 17 miles Elevation change:
Lagwagon a 28 year old riding a Endo Pro from 92656, 949
a Die-hard Enthusiast from Santa Barbara