South Montana De Oro Route

The 72-mile ride to Montaña de Oro and back is packed with natural wonders. Take a quick detour down the trails of Fiscalini Ranch, hop off the bike for a hike in the Harmony Headlands, and explore the beach, tide pools, and caves at Spooner’s Cove—then cap off the perfect day with a burger at House of Juju by the Bay.

Points of Interest

Fiscalini Ranch Preserve

Fiscalini Ranch Preserve is home to a number of endangered species and species of special concern, but the most outstanding natural feature is the dramatic ocean bluff that runs more than a mile along the shoreline of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. The Ranch features eight trail entrances that meander through 437 acres of protected forest, riparian habitat and grasslands. Springtime offers an abundance of wildflowers.

Harmony Headlands State Park

Harmony Headlands State Park is a 784-acre coastal park located approximately five minutes north of the coastal community of Cayucos in San Luis Obispo County on Highway One. The park is open for day use hiking from 6 a.m. to sunset.

Photo credit: California Department of Parks and Recreation

Spooner's Cove Beach

Spooner’s Cove Beach sits in a cove where Islay Creek empties into the Pacific Ocean. This beautiful cove has a pebbly beach, tide pools, caves, and unique rock formations to climb around on especially at lower tides.

Photo credit: Spooner’s Cove

House of JuJu by the Bay

This family-owned restaurant serves up more than just gourmet burgers and delicious potatoes by the pound—with views of the harbor and Morro Rock beyond, you’ll ride away feeling satisfied in every way.

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