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Montana de Oro: The Mountain of Gold

By: Jaymi Heimbuch on May 23, 2013, 1:13 p.m.
Hikers in Montana de Oro

Photo: Mike Baird/Flickr

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Hiker's paradise

The park has nearly 8,000 acres of land and is one of the largest state parks in California. Hikes include Bluff Trail, which features long stretches of flat terrain near the cliffs, and Valencia Peak Trail, which challenges hikers to reach the top and rewards them with amazing views. From the top you can see nearly 100 miles of coastline.