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Had an awesome walk with a docent!

We were actually in the area to hike Harmony State Beach but our hotel activity guide had a walk in... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2018
Palos Verdes, CA.

This is a very rare forest of maritime (small) oak trees. They grow quite close together and look... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2018
harold b
Los Osos, California
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Reviewed 27 September 2018

We were actually in the area to hike Harmony State Beach but our hotel activity guide had a walk in this park with a docent and since we happened to be there that weekend, took advantage of it. Docent was very knowledgeable and interesting and...More

Thank SandraAl
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

What a great place to get lost in a beautiful setting in the forest of beautiful trees! Yes the trails were not as well marked as other parks nearby but I had the park to myself which made for great videography and photography. Very much...More

Thank CentralCoastDiverSLO
Reviewed 12 July 2018

This is a very rare forest of maritime (small) oak trees. They grow quite close together and look a bit stunted. Also, very old and mossy. Good parking adjacent to the forest. Probably, you'll be the only people there.

Thank harold b
Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

As a new resident in the area, I’m enjoying experiencing the many walking and hiking trails and nature reserves in the area. This reserve is a pleasant stop for a very nice 30-60 walk through a large grove of gnarly old oak trees. There is...More

1  Thank jonr105
Reviewed 6 January 2018

A fun way to get into nature - explore the many trails through beautiful old oak forests. This is a very peaceful place!

1  Thank onaroll56
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Good place for an afternoon hike. Easy walk/run through these bizarre dwarfish oak trees. Sandy dusty trail opens to some low dunes. Problems arise with the trail markers; few and far between and at times it's a guess as to the direction and it's very...More

Thank Marc B
Reviewed 23 June 2017

The trails lead past ancient coastal live oaks, but are poorly marked and overgrown. Altogether rather disappointing.

Thank grahamd738
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Loved this reserve,easy walk,great views . Very close to other los osos attractions like sweet spring preserve and state Park with ocean views and eucalyptus forest

Thank Erlinda2g
Reviewed 18 January 2017

I have been to Los Osos Oaks state reserve few times now and at different times of the year. I absolutely love it there. There are no man-made materials inside the park, only nature at its best.

Thank Jaspreet B
Reviewed 25 December 2016

We went to Los Osos State Park bluffs because as we had read about them. Glad that we did- the bluffs offered fantastic views. We saw sea caves and blow holes. Multitude of birds- various species. Overall, we had a great hike and we did...More

Thank adventurelady2016
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