Montaña de Oro State Park
105 locals recommend ·
Tips from locals
This is our happy place! Our favorite State Park offers scenic hiking, walking and mountain bike trails and is completely free to the public. MDO offers a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of the world. Put the cell phone away (other than for photos of course) and soak up the breathtaking…
If you love beautiful natural places, this is a must see. Fabulous beaches and hiking.
Montaña de Oro State Park is about 40 mins away, but the views are stunning. There are several hiking trails, but they are really easy, short, and the payoff is worth it. There are public restrooms (not always the cleanest). There's even WIFI on-site.
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