Exploring Montaña de Oro with Pacific Coast Trail Runs
Nestled just to the south of the small Central Coast hamlet of Los Osos is Montaña de Oro State Park, or "Mountain of Gold" the name born from the golden wildflowers found during the spring and summer months in the park. Boasting 8,000 acres of sandy beaches, rolling hills, coastal plains, streams, cliffs and canyons as well as a few 1,000-foot peaks, MdO provides countless options for runners, hikers, bikers, equestrians, campers and surfers. The many trails with varied terrain features and paths looping around the park for the MdO 36k created the perfect backdrop for a pre-spring race.
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