of the Bears
Los Osos, California is one of
the hidden secrets of the Central
Coast of California. Many
visitors to the Central Coast don't even know this little gem of a town
exist. Let me be the first to encourage you to visit the Valley
visit this little community we always drive out to Montana de Oro State
Park. When you visit the central coast you must, you just
absolutely must visit the park.
The town is known
Valley of the Bears. Actually, we have never seen a bear
hear there is bear in those woods. However, it is said bears once
roamed the country side seeking out tourist. Truthfully, bears
did inhabit the area but I don't think any big ole bears are around
anymore. You can see a few ground squirrels and maybe a dear but
I don't think you will see a bear. If you do please let us
The city is easy to get to if you know it is there. When driving
on Hwy 1 get off at Los Osos Valley Road and South Bay
Boulevard. Once you get off you will wind your way around the
or as I call it, the bayou, and end up in the town.
Normally, when we visit this neat community we stop and get a cup of
coffee and a sandwich
from one of the many shops in the town. After a quick bite and a
cup of coffee we head to Montana De
State Park. The Picture below was taken from one of
turn outs on the way to the park. You can see the rock, the
stacks and Morro Bay. The view is amazing.
The View of Morro Bay
On your way to the park you will wind up one of
the most beautiful roads in California. The Park is about 5 miles
from the town and you will love ever minute of the drive.
Cove a Must Stop!
sandy beaches and the waves are
not to big. We like to walk out into the water and search for
rocks and shells. However, there is one draw back. The
water is cold.
you would like to know more about the park or prehaps book a place to
the park Click
My wife and I enjoy visiting all the
wonderful locations on the Central Coast of California. Los Osos
is one of our favorite places to visit. We live in Cambria,
California which is only about 30 miles from the town and park.
us encourage you to take time to visit this astounding town and
Hiking Trails in The Valley
of the Bears
1. The Velencia Peak Trail CLICK
2. The Oats Peak Trail
3. The Point Buchon Peak Trail CLICK