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blue Bluff - Oats Peak Loop

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Trail

9.4 mile 15.2 kilometer loop
Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,544' 471 m
Descent: -1,519' -463 m
High: 1,311' 400 m
Low: 38' 12 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 40% (22°)

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A nice day hike offering cliffs and mountains alike.

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Overview

This hike combines spectacular views from Bluff Trail with vistas from Oats Peak and Valencia Peak.

Need to Know

Bring a hat and plenty of water since the only shade you'll get is on Coon Creek Trail.

Description

The first part of this loop follows the Bluff Trail along the coast with great views of the cliffs and the Pacific Ocean. Feel free to take a couple detours down to the water and explore the cliffs. Once you reach the Pecho Valley parking lot, keep to the right to get on Coon Creek Trail. The next few miles lead you through mostly dense riparian vegetation on both sides of the trail and you cross Coon Creek several times over bridges. Turn left onto Oats Peak Trail and follow the switchbacks up to Oats Peak.

Right before you reach Oats Peak, make a sharp left turn to stay on the trail. Oats Peak offers a great vista of the entire Montaña de Oro State Park. Continue on Oats Peak Trail and keep left towards Valencia Peak Trail. Feel free to take the short spur up Valencia Peak before you head back towards the cliffs. The switchbacks on Valencia Peak Trail offer a great panoramic view.

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Feb 23, 2019
Jason Fields
9.4mi — 5h 00m
Oct 1, 2018
Chuck Niblick
9.4mi
Oct 1, 2018
Brittany Niblick
9.4mi
Aug 4, 2018
Cheryl Mathews
Jun 17, 2017
Tilman Giese
10mi — 4h 33m

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  4.3 from 4 votes

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