Los Osos and Montana de Oro – 33.4 miles – Moderately Strenuous*
Ride Summary: A longer out and back with a gorgeous coastal state park at the far end. Mostly level riding to start along a well trafficked rural highway with good shoulders to Los Osos. After Los Osos, the park road is hilly with spectacular views and medium to light traffic.
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- 0.0 – TR out of Santa Rosa Park onto Santa Rosa Road / Hwy One.
- 0.4 – TL onto Foothill Blvd. Busy intersection. Suggest using crosswalks.
- 3.3 – TR onto Los Osos Valley Road.
- 10.2 – CS at South Bay Blvd into downtown Los Osos.
- 11.7 – Leave Los Osos and begin series of hills into Montana de Oro State Park.
- 15.4 – Montana de Oro State Park visitor center and campground. Hills continue.
- 16.7 – End of road. Return the way you came.
- 30.1 – TL onto Foothill Blvd at the stoplight. Enter City of San Luis Obispo and pass through several stoplights.
- 33.0 – TR onto Santa Rosa Road / Highway One.
- 33.4 – TL into Santa Rosa Park (suggest use crosswalk at Murray St.)
*How do you determine difficulty ratings?
It is challenging to come up with a difficulty rating system that is relevant for everyone. A very fit cyclist might consider our “Moderately Strenuous” trips to not be hard at all, while someone who exercises infrequently or is not used to cycling might find a “Moderately Easy” tour to be quite a challenge. Our bicycle tour rating system is based on the approximate fitness level of a casual recreational cyclist who rides at least once per week and rides over fifteen miles on a regular basis. If you ride less or more than this, please adjust your expectations of the tour accordingly. To flesh out the rather subjective difficulty rating, we also include the distance for each tour and a terrain description.