Named for the yellow and gold wildflowers that cover its 8,000 acres in late spring and early summer, Montana de Oro translates to Mountain of Gold. This diverse landscape offers unique coastal scenery with stunning vistas, rugged cliffs, hills, canyons, eucalyptus forests, beach access, coastal plains, wildlife, and year round mild weather making it one of the favorite Central Coast locations for outdoor enthusiasts.
Here are 5 popular ways to explore the great Montana de Oro:
A peaceful way to take in Montana de Oro’s spectacular views. Walk the graded path or opt for one of the trails near the cliffs. Take a short mile hike to a picnic area and beach access – a great spot for families. Remember to bring food and plenty of water. And if you want to explore the many tide pools, bring foot protection for the kiddos as this is a rocky area.