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Oats Peak Trail

 4.4 (38)

11.3 Miles 18.2 Kilometers



1,433' 437 m


-1,438' -438 m



Avg Grade (3°)


Max Grade (20°)

1,349' 411 m


54' 16 m


Shared By Dan Ardoin


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A climb to the highest ridge and peaks in Montana D'Oro SP.

Dan Ardoin

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Multi-use trail: hiking, biking and horseback riding.


Awesome views of the coastline and coastal hills and valleys! View of Morro Bay, Pacific Ocean and Perfumo Canyon Rd.


Trailhead is just inside the campground entrance. Stay on the Oats Peak trail (clearly marked) as all other trails south of Islay Creek are closed to mountain biking. This is an extremely well built trail that climbs for five miles. The last 1/2 mile is very steep with loose rocks. There is a wide turnaround point just before the final climb to the top.

Turn around and enjoy the 5+ miles of flowing downhill!


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Sep 8, 2018
PorPhol Meeriyagerd
Pretty flowy. Saw a rattle snake on the trail 11.3mi
Aug 15, 2018
Dusty Rhodes
Clear. Dry
Jun 23, 2018
Megan Jean
1163ft elevation 10.1mi
Jun 9, 2018
Jesse Mcmahan-Griffin
Jun 8, 2018
Brian Phillips
Super fun flowy trail 11.3mi
Jun 7, 2018
Dan Padden
Awesome ride. Would do again. Clouds off the ocean made the temp amazing. Low vis though.
May 12, 2018
Steve Colen
Apr 18, 2018
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Kris Rayner
Cambria, CA
Kris Rayner   Cambria, CA
A rewarding climb with a flowy, fun descent. Single speed friendly. The few areas with some exposure might make beginner riders a little nervous, but otherwise a good one for all level of riders. The first climb from the trailhead is the steepest, apart from the very last .5 mile that many people avoid and turn around at. Jan 7, 2017
Parking can be challenging due to the high volume of hikers and beach goers. Pretty awesome trail with some adrenaline filled switchbacks, Climbing Oak peak trail is a little challenging, several rock gardens along the way to the summit. Made it to the top in a little over an hour and a half. The ride down was fast in some areas and slow due to several hikers. Overall fun MTB trail. Mar 5, 2018
Adam Borchert
Los Angeles, CA
Adam Borchert   Los Angeles, CA
This is one of the best trails I have ever ridden! fast, flowy single track and adding BeeBee on the way down makes this ride a real treat! If you ever visit the central coast, this trail is a MUST! If you want to be real ambitious, once you finish Oats, take the Baranca and hit Hazard Peak. Jul 13, 2018

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