5 miles
Distance
222 ft
Climb
-1,539 ft
Descent
00:40:49
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Oats Peak Trail
  • CCCMB
    Maintainer

Oats Peak Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Montana de Oro State Park
    Los Osos, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Green (2 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Year Round
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #30885 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    30 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 70 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager

Newest trail opened to MTB in the Montana de Oro. One of four trails south of Islay Creek open to biking.(Others include Beebee trail, Reservoir Flats trail and the Bluff trail) Approx 11 miles round trip, be prepared for some pedaling and a fun descent. Last .5 mile at the summit is steep and rocky, beginners be warned. Otherwise a fun trail for almost all riders. Great views. Be mindful of poison oak in sections.

Access Info

Trailhead is located just passed Spooners Cove. Park in the general area of the white ranch house, and pedal back passed the bath rooms toward the campground. Trailhead is on your right.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Oats Peak mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,317 ft
  • Altitude min
    55 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,372 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,372 ft
  • Altitude end
    55 ft
  • Grade
    -4.713%
  • Grade max
    -33.276%
  • Grade min
    17.921%
  • Distance climb
    4,018 ft
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,602 ft
  • Avg time
    00:40:49
  • Avg reverse time
    01:21:34
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Status:
on Jan 15, 2021
Dry
Avg: 4.15 (20 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Oats Peak Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Jan 15, 2021 @ 10:59pm
      Jan 15, 2021
      Super dry for January, fun trail with lots of peddling up and a great payoff with 5+ miles of downhill going back.
      Dec 21, 2020 @ 8:19am
      Dec 21, 2020
      Got a little rain and it firmed things up! Trail in good shape.
      Oct 29, 2020 @ 8:00pm
      Oct 29, 2020
      reporter
      Jun 6, 2020 @ 4:22pm
      Jun 6, 2020
      All good!
      May 26, 2020 @ 2:49pm
      May 26, 2020
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      • 22 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
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      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      leftymchibb Trailforks Pro Subscriber (Jul 12, 2017 at 21:00)
       So fun
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      LauraD Trailforks Pro Subscriber (May 9, 2019 at 18:44)
       Easy blue with beautiful views. Only one short hill that I had to push my bike up at the very end. My son rode the whole way
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      thetallweeks Trailforks Pro Subscriber (Aug 27, 2020 at 8:07)
       Rode this yesterday and had an absolute blast. Nice long climb up, then turn around and enjoy a 5 mile flowy decent. It's marked as blue but I think it's a green.

      I wouldn't even bother with the last .5 mile. There is a lookout just past the .5 mile sign that is a good turnaround spot.
      [Reply]

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