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Bluff - Oats Peak Loop

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9.4 Miles 15.2 Kilometers


87%

Runnable

1,544' 471 m

Ascent

-1,519' -463 m

Descent

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

40%

Max Grade (22°)

1,311' 400 m

High

38' 12 m

Low

Shared By Tilman Giese

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A nice day run offering cliffs and mountains alike.

Tilman Giese

Dogs Unknown

Features Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Overview

This run 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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