Nice 10.5-mile loop with Oats Peak as well.
A very scenic hike on a warm, fog-free morning.
Up from the beach, there were clouds swirling around the top
Hazy all day and fog in and out, but got above it on the summit, and was able to see out a bit
Valencia, Oats, Coon Creek and Coastal Trails. see trip report.
Most of the view was clear... except towards the ocean. Was neat seeing fog break over the ridges, though. Will need to go back one of these days.
This was part of a month long mostly solo peakbagging trip in which I hiked every day and got 70 peaks in 30 days. On this day I joined my buddy Keith (IronHiker) for a very special list finish. We climbed the true summit of Bishop and then went over to hike Cerro Alto and Valencia. Congratulations Keith!
For numerous photos and brief route descriptions see the trip report.
This was my LPC list finish. Zero views due to marine layer, but could hear the ocean from the top. Last of three for the day.
Took regular trail from just above the ocean on Pecho Valley Raod. Terrific views of the Pacific from up high.
caught the peak on my return from Oats Peak and Alan Peak. Sunny clear day with a cool breeze of the ocean.
Someone needs to replace the summit register. It is jammed full of hundreds of bits of paper.
Clouds ruined views, but fun hike anyway.
Third peak of the day after Cerro Alto and Bishop Peak. Fog hanging right of the coast obscured views of the ocean.
Nice trail. Challenging but not too challenging.
A loop through Oats and back by the Coon Creek Trail
Valencia Peak has a great view of the ocean south of Morro Bay. It was warm in late October.
One of my favorite SLO County trail runs.
Easily hike with nice views.
With Oats and a nice loop back to the car. Great State Park!
With Oats, on my way to Alan Peak, but ran out of time. Nice trails to spend half a day on. Trip Report.