MTB Project Logo

Oats Peak Trail

Intermediate
 4.5 (53) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

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


Your Rating:      Clear Rating
Your Difficulty:
Your Favorites: Add to Favorites · Your List
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

11.3

Miles

18.2

KM

0%

Singletrack

1,349' 411 m

High

54' 16 m

Low

1,433' 437 m

Up

1,438' 438 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

36%

Max Grade (20°)

Dogs No Dogs

E-Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

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

Overview

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

Description

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!

Contacts

Shared By:

Dan Ardoin with improvements by Joseph Sarti

Trail Ratings

  4.5 from 53 votes

#193

Overall
  4.5 from 53 votes
5 Star
47%
4 Star
51%
3 Star
2%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Recommended Route Rankings

#24

in California

#193

Overall
259 Views Last Month
19,917 Since Apr 7, 2014
Intermediate

7%
0%
89%
0%
4%
0%

Photos

Great switchbacks on Oats Peak Trail
Jan 20, 2015 near Los Osos, CA
Oats Peak coastal view.
Nov 30, 2015 near Los Osos, CA
K (11) on the switchbacks.
Apr 6, 2016 near Los Osos, CA
Oats Peak Trail
Jul 10, 2017 near Los Osos, CA
Valencia Peak
Jul 10, 2017 near Los Osos, CA
Great view of the Pacific from Oats Peak Trail
Oct 15, 2014 near Los Osos, CA

Weather


Current Trail Conditions

Update Conditions
All Clear 56 days ago See History
Add Your Check-In

Check-Ins

Mar 17, 2020
Darren Ream
Nov 13, 2019
Larisa Tulasi
Amazing! Be careful of the poison oak at the beginning of the trail. There's a lot of it
Aug 17, 2019
James Hidalgo
Great Ride — 2h 24m
Apr 2, 2019
Cooper Clark
Saw 3riders total. Poppies, wildflowers, and bunnies. Good condition 11.3mi — 8h 00m
Jan 20, 2019
Allison Smedberg
Jan 20, 2019
Karin Austin
Nov 18, 2018
Lyra Martin
8mi
Sep 8, 2018
PorPhol Meeriyagerd
Pretty flowy. Saw a rattle snake on the trail 11.3mi