4.2 miles
Distance
341 ft
Climb
-952 ft
Descent
00:31:33
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of Hazard's Peak Trail
  • CCCMB
    Maintainer

Hazard's Peak Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
  • Riding Area
    Montana de Oro State Park
    Los Osos, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Year Round
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #4555 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #2134 in E-Biking
    • #50622 in Trail Running
    • #34380 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 75 in E-Biking
    • 45 in Trail Running
    • 90 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback
  • Land Manager

A good trail to get newer riders hooked on single track, yet fun enough to keep you coming back. Just under 6 miles round trip. Great way to enter the MdO trail network to do larger loops or through rides.

Lower 1/3 can be quite loose and sandy in summer months. Upper 1/3 has some rocks and moments of exposure that might be uncomfortable to very new or inexperienced riders.

Access Info

Well marked trailhead just north of Spooners Cove. If you see the beach and white house, turn around.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Hazard's Peak Trail mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -611 ft
  • Altitude min
    139 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,066 ft
  • Altitude start
    750 ft
  • Altitude end
    138 ft
  • Grade
    -2.8%
  • Grade max
    -26.9%
  • Grade min
    24.4%
  • Distance climb
    1 mile
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,014 ft
  • Avg time
    00:31:33
  • Avg reverse time
    00:52:33
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Status:
on Jun 7, 2022
Dry
Avg: 4.25 (19 votes)
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  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Hazard's Peak Trail Trail Reports

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      Jun 7, 2022 @ 8:46am
      Jun 7, 2022
      Feb 4, 2022 @ 2:20pm
      Feb 4, 2022
      Jun 10, 2021 @ 7:59pm
      Jun 10, 2021
      Some overuse in lower trail sections showing with excessive sandy patches.
      May 24, 2021 @ 8:09pm
      May 24, 2021
      Dry throughout with lower section somewhat sandy while rocky on some parts. Pacific Ocean as a backdrop when descending is breathtaking.
      May 10, 2021 @ 10:21am
      May 10, 2021
      Sandy. Plenty of poison oak. Wear long sleeves/pants!
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 12 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 333 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      All
      • 3,332 rides
      • Last: Aug 8, 2022

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      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      Kyleponga (Sep 8, 2021 at 11:46)
      Arguably the best trail in this whole system. I'd recommend this for anyone who is new to MTBing or wants to progress. It's got a good climb, but mellow enough that you won't have to walk most sections, and a fun and challenging singletrack descent regardless of skill level. Ride this trail up and down if you're here and get a chance!
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      • + 0
      Sbartlebaugh (Mar 17, 2021 at 20:23)
      Good conditions today. Moderate grade and a reasonable climb.
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      • + 0
      Websterminator (Mar 11, 2019 at 19:19)
      The backside is super fun flow with a couple booters
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