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Valencia Peak Trail

Intermediate
 4.2 (12)

A great trail to Valencia Peak.


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Map Key

2.3

Miles

3.6

KM

75%

Runnable

1,333' 406 m

High

93' 28 m

Low

1,256' 383 m

Up

15' 5 m

Down

11%

Avg Grade (6°)

33%

Max Grade (18°)

Dogs No Dogs

Features Birding · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Runner Notes

A lot of loose rocks closer to the peak.

Description

Park after Spooner's Cove in the same area you would park for the Bluff Trail. Locate the Valencia Peak trailhead sign on the east side of the road and follow the trail and signs to the peak. Most of this trail is exposed, so sunscreen is essential. The lower parts of the trail are pretty smooth and flowing with little to no debris. Once you start the steeper ascent, there are many more hazards, primarily loose rocks.

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Shared By:

Nathan Delaney

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  4.2 from 12 votes

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#561

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#6,472

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Soak up the ocean view from Valencia Peak Trail.
Jun 21, 2017 near Los Osos, CA
Great views abound from the top if you are lucky enough to have a clear day.
May 31, 2016 near Los Osos, CA
Close to bagging peak!
Feb 17, 2020 near Los Osos, CA
Walking the ridge on the way up. Stellar views.
Feb 17, 2020 near Los Osos, CA
Picnic table waiting for you at the top. The top can be fogged in and windy. Bring layers.
Feb 17, 2020 near Los Osos, CA
The Valencia Peak Trail travels right along the ridgeline.
Jun 21, 2017 near Los Osos, CA

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Mar 24, 2016
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Fun hike to do with kids about 5 and up. 2.3mi