The NEW - Islay Creek Connector Trail
You may have noticed something new at MdO...

This page is an on-going progress report about the new Islay Creek Connector Trail that is being constructed at Montaña do Oro State Park.

It will join the Hazard Peak Trail with Islay Creek Road, allowing a short cut between the Hazard Peak Trail and the Oats Peak Trail.

NOTE: Please do not attempt any trail access at any time during this construction process.  There will be NO hikeable or rideable segments of trail until construction is complete in the winter time.

Trail Building Progress Reports

Monday, Aug 2nd: Brush (and poison oak) clearing

 - Trail crews have been clearing brush in preparation for the trail building to begin.

A view of the new Islay Creek Connector Trail looking over from Oats Peak Trail
(click pic for a larger view)

Monday, May 22nd: Flagging

 - Five brave souls trudged through a sea of brush and poison oak to "flag" this new trail.  Click on the pictures below to see larger versions:

It is now completely flagged and pinned for an 8 ft. wide trail corridor. It is ready for brush clearance to commence by CalFire and Department of Corrections crews. Stay tuned for more detail to follow.

Check out the map of the new trail below     

Click the map below for a larger view