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Hazard Peak Trail

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 5.0 from 2 votes
  Intermediate from 1 vote
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Rank: #1 in the Paso Robles and San Luis Obispo area
#10 in California
#147 Overall
Trail near Morro Bay,  area, 
“A relatively tame trail up to wonderful views plus a fast descent off the backside.”
Peter Aumann on Sep 19, 2013
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4.06.4 milesKilometers 930’284 m Ascent 1,059’323 m High 5.8% Avg Grade
Singletrack Type -304’-93 m Descent 134’41 m Low 10.4% Max Grade
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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5.0 (2)
A climb to the highest ridge and peaks in Montana D'Oro SP.
near Los Osos, CA
4.0 (1)
The primary trail of Lopez Lake.
near Arroyo Grande, CA
3.7 (3)
A good longer ride around Lopez Lake
near Arroyo Grande, CA

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PHOTOS of Hazard Peak Trail
 3.3 from 3 votes
Pacific Ocean from Hazard Peak Trail, Montana de Oro SP (Morro Bay, CA)
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