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Oats Peak Trail

Intermediate
 4.6 (5)

A soft, smooth singletrack to Oats Peak in Montana de Oro SP with good ocean views on a clear day.


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6.8

Miles

10.9

KM

89%

Runnable

1,332' 406 m

High

70' 21 m

Low

1,291' 393 m

Up

1,032' 315 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

29%

Max Grade (16°)

Dogs Unknown

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Runner Notes

This trail is for MTB and equestrian use as well so always use good trail etiquette. Rattlesnakes are very common. Trail is exposed so bring sunblock.

Description

Start from the trailhead at the Islay Creek Campground in Montaña de Oro State Park. The trail is very well marked, simply follow signs for Oats Peak. You'll pass intersections with the Beebe Trail, Valencia Peak Trail, and Alan Peak Trail. The trail is very well maintained with powdery dirt that is a joy to run on.

The steepest sections are on the ascent out of the trailhead, and the section approaching the peak. Directly below the peak the trail becomes rocky and more hard-packed/ slippery so good trail shoes are preferred for this section but by no means required. You can make this run a loop by heading off the peak in the other direction to Coon Creek Trail and continue down to Rattlesnake Flats and back to the trailhead via the paved road.

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  4.6 from 5 votes

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Oats Peak offers a great view of the Pacific Ocean.
Mar 31, 2017 near Los Osos, CA
You'll know you've topped Oats Peak when you see this sign.
Mar 31, 2017 near Los Osos, CA

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