Spooner Cove (P.O.I.)

SA Report: Baby it's cold outside

Trip Date: 12/7/2013

Location: Montaña de Oro State Park

Permit/Pass: No fees for day use.

Trails: Summit Post Map

Directions: From Highway 1 (this section is called Cabrillo Hwy) just east of Morro Bay take South Bay Blvd. south for 3.9 miles to Los Osos Valley Rd. Turn right on Los Osos Valley and go 1.5 miles before it turns into Pecho Valley Rd. Continue on Pecho Valley Rd. for 3.7 miles before dipping down to Spooner Cove on the right. Turn right into the parking lot.

Trail sequence: None

Type: Loop

Distance: 0.4 miles

Elevation: No change, unless you explore the rocks and bluffs.

Rating: Easy

Synopsis: Spooner Cove is one of the more picturesque spots on the California coast. The reefs and rocks in the cove are fun to explore. If you have the time get up on the bluff trails either to the north or south of the cove for more great ocean views and spectacular reefs.


Spooner Cove - Montaña de Oro State Park

Turn by Turn:

  -- Park your car and check out the cove. Pay attention to kids if they decide to climb the rock - accessible even at some high tides - in the middle of the cove.


Photo Gallery: Montaña de Oro