We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Point Buchon Trail

Pecho Valley Road, South end of Montaña de Oro State Park, Los Osos, CA 93402
Website
Share
Save
Review Highlights
Beautiful, Easy trail.

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

Reviewed 24 June 2018
sqw
,
los angeles
A Hidden Jewel

Access is through the southern boundary of Montagna De Oro State Park. The gates for access are... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2018
Elizabeth L
,
Lompoc, California
Read all 30 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent90%
  • Very good10%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
Pecho Valley Road, South end of Montaña de Oro State Park, Los Osos, CA 93402
CONTACT
Website
Write a ReviewReviews (30)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"nuclear power plant"
in 5 reviews
"montana de oro"
in 3 reviews
"beautiful coast"
in 2 reviews
"rock formations are"
in 2 reviews
"state park"
in 3 reviews
"views are spectacular"
in 2 reviews
"worth the trip"
in 2 reviews
"cochon"
in 7 reviews
"pg"
in 9 reviews
"diablo"
in 8 reviews
"property"
in 7 reviews
"beauty"
in 3 reviews
"caves"
in 3 reviews
"wildflowers"
in 2 reviews
"whales"
in 4 reviews
"cormorants"
in 2 reviews
"ocean"
in 7 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 30 reviews

Reviewed 24 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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 23 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

2  Thank Elizabeth L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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

3  Thank Karen L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 18 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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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!

Thank EJCSF
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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.

Thank BaywoodBear12
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 April 2017

The striking rock formations are so worth the time it took me to find this trail! To save you time, go into Montana de Oro Park and drive all the way to the end of the road, past a large number of other stopping points....More

5  Thank Sue H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all hotels
Sea Pines Golf Resort
170 reviews
6.81 km away
Inn at Morro Bay
409 reviews
10.90 km away
456 Embarcadero Inn & Suites
775 reviews
11.64 km away
Estero Inn
418 reviews
11.68 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Sylvester's
164 reviews
7.87 km away
Celia's Garden Cafe
88 reviews
7.75 km away
Jimmy Bump's Pasta House
71 reviews
7.78 km away
Kuma.
59 reviews
7.78 km away
Nearby Attractions
Montana de Oro State Park
486 reviews
4.87 km away
Bluff Trail
67 reviews
6.57 km away
Sweet Springs Nature Preserve
77 reviews
8.00 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
jen548
27 July 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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!
1
Vote
26jay
10 April 2017|
Answer
Response from Sue H | Reviewed this property |
No, don't think so. It's private property with the intention of preserving the environment.
0
Votes
2hotserranos
3 May 2016|
Answer
Response from Mark K | Reviewed this property |
No dogs are not slowed on the point Bushon trail
0
Votes