Point Buchon Trail - Los Osos, Ca.
The Point Buchon Trail
is not part of Montana De Oro The Land is own by PG&E.
A couple of years ago they opened the the trail up to the public.
You might have to dodge a cow or two but you will have a fantastic time
hiking this trail.
This hike is not as strenuous as Velencia or the Oats trails but it
will give you a good work out mingled with fresh air and outrageous
views of Morro Bay and other areas of the coast.
Oats Peak is the second highest peak in Montana De Oro State Park. It
is 1373 feet above sea level. Out of all the California Hiking Trails
this is one of the most interesting hikes in the region.
Regardless of the reason, for allowing the public to enjoy this
California Hiking Trail, it is a real benefit to the locals and
visitors to our great county.
INFORMATION ABOUT THE OATS PEAK
1. This trail is
about 5.5 miles in distance. It is good hike so make sure you
bring a back back full of goodies, water and anything else you might
need to stay safe. The hike will take you about 3 hours unless
you are in super shape and run half the way.
2. POINT BUCHON
The Point Buchon Trail poses serious hazards to hikers, including by
way of example only and without limitation: steep cliffs, coastal
bluffs, uneven terrain and rock outcroppings, steep grades, crumbling
changeable ocean,creek and weather conditions, lightning, wildlife,
working ranch operations (electric fencing, livestock, and working
poison oak. There is a risk of my becoming ill or injured in an area
remote from medical
care and Pacific Gas and Electric Company cannot guarantee the
emergency medical services or emergency transportation to medical
facilitie. Follow this link for more information PG&E
3. Now let me
tell you how to get to this great California hiking trail.
Trailhead: From Highway 1 in Morro Bay, take the S. Bay
Blvd. Exit turn south towards the ocean and follow the signs for
Montana De Oro and Morro Bay State Parks. Stay on S. Bay Blvd for four
miles. Turn right onto Los Osos Valley Road (which becomes Pecho Valley
Road after 1.5 miles) and follow it for 5.25 miles to the turnout for
the Valencia and Oaks Peak Trail.
The Point Buchon Trailhead is
accessed through the south end of Montana de Oro State Park (Coon Creek
You have to make reservations to hike this
trail. To make
From the 101, exit Los Osos Valley Road in San Luis Obispo, head West
and follow it for 12 miles to the park. (Lat:35.26334 Lon:-120.87235)
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