(submitted by one of our North Coast agents)
At last – I set aside a few hours to enjoy this trail that opened in its entirety, last summer. Incredible! The trail is about 7 miles round trip and winds along the coast. Although not as flat as the better known Bluff Trail of Montana de Oro, it is not a difficult walk. The hardest part is getting up the hill to where it begins, (and where you need to check in). It took us about 2 hours to complete- but we were moving along fairly rapidly, so you might want to allow for a little more time to stroll, chat, picnic and enjoy.
Point Buchon is not part of the Montana de Oro State Park, but is located at the southern point of that park. The land is privately owned by PG&E and as you near the southern end of the trial- you will see the Diablo Canyon Plant.
After leaving, we stopped at the Bluff Trail pull-in to rest and have some snacks. Gazing out into the Pacific- we spotted a whale and watched her play, splash and swim around for a while before moving on. Wow!
Granted- we may not have a movie theater in Los Osos, (or a sewer…as of yet), but we have awe-inspiring natural wonders second to none!