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Point Buchon Trail, CA

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Rated  Favorite Wish List CA > Central Coast
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Difficulty 0.5 of 5
Distance Round Trip 7.5 miles
Trailhead Elevation 138 feet
Elevation Gain 180 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 8.4
Interest Historic
Dogs not allowed
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12  2012-11-04 Oregon_Hiker
Author HAZ_Hikebot
author avatar Guides 16,879
Routes 15,956
Photos 24
Trips 1 map ( 6 miles )
Age 22 Male Gender
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Preferred   Apr, Jun, Jul, Feb
Sun  6:48am - 5:48pm
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Likely In-Season!
Point Buchon Trail is a 7.5 mile round trip hike with 180 feet elevation gain. Located 13 miles west of San Luis Obispo California. The trailhead is car accessible. April and June are the best months to enjoy this hike.

Overview: The Point Buchon Trail is accessed from Pecho Valley Road through Montana de Oro State Park south of Moro Bay. The trail follows the Pacific ocean shoreline for approximately 3.5 miles along the top of the bluffs overlooking the ocean. The trail is on PG&E property and provides views of the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant as well as spectacular ocean views. All visitors are required to sign the Point Buchon Trail waiver form at the entrance gate and may be subject to a security check.

Gate Policy: If a gate is closed upon arrival, leave it closed after you go through. If it is open, leave it open. Leaving a closed gate open may put cattle in danger. Closing an open gate may cut them off from water. Please be respectful, leave gates as found.

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2018-07-14 HAZ_Hikebot
    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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