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Brilliant walk

Easy and beautiful hike along the cliffs of the central coast. Short down and uphill walk to get to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Los Angeles, California
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Beautiful, Easy trail.

Beautiful scenery, pleasant weather just above ocean. Incline to reach station at start of hike is... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2018
los angeles
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Pecho Valley Road, South end of Montaña de Oro State Park, Los Osos, CA 93402
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Easy and beautiful hike along the cliffs of the central coast. Short down and uphill walk to get to the main cabin but it’s mostly flat from there, with a bit of a climb onwards the end. We were short of time so went to...More

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Reviewed 23 June 2018

Beautiful scenery, pleasant weather just above ocean. Incline to reach station at start of hike is only possible difficulty. Hike after is all flat, and a complete joy. Beautiful formations of different kinds, lots of wildflowers. You will love it!

1  Thank sqw
Reviewed 22 June 2018

Access is through the southern boundary of Montagna De Oro State Park. The gates for access are open Thursday through Monday. You must sign a waver at the hut before walking. This is a beautiful, mostly flat hike along the bluffs and hills leading to...More

5  Thank Elizabeth L
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Nice trail passing a sink whole with beautiful ocean view. Rock formations are the real wonder, a local stone henge! Tide pools are very interesting. You will pass a windy section & if you walk to the end of the trail you can see The...More

3  Thank Paulatrip8
Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

The trail is an easy hike, and the views are beautiful. The only thing I wish was different, is being able to get closer to the cliff edges for better views/photography. It’s obviously a safety issue, so I completely understand.... The bluff trail is right...More

3  Thank TawnyLeann
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Buchan Trail is one of the most beautiful walks/hikes on the Central Coast. If you want to see a glimpse of Big Sur without driving so far up north, come check out Point Buchon Trail. Be sure to get there early as winter hours are...More

4  Thank Karen L
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Second time on this trail. It is just spectacular beauty. It is very well maintained. No dogs. Lots of squirrel holes But they have Been filling them in. Just a wonderful trail.

1  Thank Anita H
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

The views are spectacular. The hike is not recommended for the novice but we're all 70ish and did fine. There are occasional benches but no toilets except at gate and parking lot. Mostly flat except steep entrance/exit. Take water and maybe a protein bar. Turkey...More

1  Thank Val E
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

We saw whales, wild turkeys, ground squirrels, caves, quail! And of course every seabird. We will never forget this hike!

Reviewed 18 May 2017

This is a hidden gem. The beauty of the rocks and the ocean remind me of Los Lobos State Park and other areas North on Highway 1. Great hiking trails and not overcrowded.

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Nicki G
27 August 2018|
Response from Elizabeth L | Reviewed this property |
Although these trails are mostly dirt, there are some very rough spots for a stroller. It would be impossible in parts. Kind of in the same area, I would suggest the bluffs trail on Montagna de Oro State Park. You access... More
26 July 2018|
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Response from Elizabeth L | Reviewed this property |
The trail as far as Disney Point is mostly flat and easy. Towards Windy Point you have to climb a hill but it's not difficult. Hope you enjoy!
10 April 2017|
Response from Sue H | Reviewed this property |
No, don't think so. It's private property with the intention of preserving the environment.