Walks by the Pacific Coast Highway: Montaña de Oro & Cambria

My trip along the Pacific Coast Highway wasn’t totally viewed from inside a car because that would defeat the purpose of experiencing the PCH. Thus, along the way I stopped in a few places where I got out of the car to stretch my legs on some causal walks with spectacular views.

Hooray, I am in Montana De Oro State ParkFirst, I detoured to Montaña de Oro state park which isn’t directly off the PCH but is a short side trip. It is completely worth it as a side trip though because coastal cliffs, isolated beaches, and turquoise waters await you if do decide to detour. I went on the Bluff Trail, which is for both people on foot and on bike. It is a super easy walk all along the coast with amazing views of Spooner’s Cove and the Pacific Ocean. On this sunny day, I enjoyed the sunshine even if the walk wasn’t all that strenuous.

Entrance to the Park
Chilling at the Park

Spooner’s Cove
All of Spooner's Cove

Pinkish Sand

Horse at Spooner's Cove

Bluff Trail
Bluff Trail at Montana de Oro

The Bluff Trail

Cliffs Around Spooner's Cove

Safety First

View from the Bluff Trail

Overlook of Spooner's Cove

Hiking to Sand Spit Beach

Walking the TrailsSecond, was a trip to the Fiscalini Ranch Trails identified in my guidebook as a great place for a coastal walk. The directions are to just drive to the end of the Windsor Blvd then enter the park and walk on the trails. Super simple and super beautiful. The best part of this park were the many places to sit and contemplate your thoughts with some of the seats being made of local materials (see the driftwood chair below).

Bluff Trail
Colors Abound on the Cambria Coast

Trails In Cambria, CA

Succlents and Cliffs

Trail Walking

Benches Along the Trail
Great Place for a Rest

Rest Stop in the Giant Wooden Chair

Place to Contamplate in Cambria

All in all, it was an awesome day because sometimes it really is just so pleasant to take a leisurely coastal walk!
Fun Walking Trails

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