Hazard Peak Trail

 10 votes

4.1 Miles 6.6 Kilometers

Singletrack

915' 279 m

Ascent

-308' -94 m

Descent

1,055' 321 m

High

139' 43 m

Low

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

12%

Max Grade (7°)

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1,055' 321 m

High

139' 43 m

Low

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

12%

Max Grade (7°)

A relatively tame trail up to wonderful views plus a fast descent off the backside.

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Hazard Peak is a very well-built trail that serves as the best place to start riding in Montana de Oro State Park. The end goal, Hazard peak, is a great viewpoint when there's no fog. Check weather locally to get the greatest reward for your climb.

The trail begins by heading up a sandy bluff, turning right at a junction in a eucalyptus grove (mile 1.0), then meandering back towards the brush covered slopes of Hazard Peak. Sustained yet moderate grades lead to a sharp left turn and an exposed traverse and shortly thereafter, the summit. A spur trail heads up to a picnic bench and amazing coastal views.

On the far side of Hazard Peak, the trail changes character and becomes rocky and steeper. This short drop quickly leads to a more flowy section and after a distinct right curve at a bench, and finally into a series of quick curves. The trail ends at a junction in a new, lush micro-climate.

While the front side of this trail (trailhead to Hazard Peak) is a blast both up and down, the backside's top section is loose, rocky, and will require most riders to walk on the way up.

Note - Hazard Peak is also a popular hiking destination, and Montana de Oro in general is popular with equestrians, so grab a bell at the trailhead box and help keep all trail users happier.

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Aug 20, 2016
Jason Stout
Feb 21, 2016
Kurt Hess
Oct 14, 2015
Nathan Delaney
Gotta get out early, gets really hot with no coverage 4.5mi — 47h 16m
Sep 9, 2015
william herron
May 28, 2015
Shawn Stangeland
Sep 6, 2014
Dan McCoy
Jul 31, 2014
John Price
Fun trail. There is a short sandy area on the beach side in the eucalyptus grove. Otherwise, it isn't particularly steep or technical. Beginner rid... 4mi
May 25, 2014
Mike Post

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  4.6 from 10 votes

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