Pecho Trail -- Point San Luis Lighthouse Hike
Walking the Pecho Coast Trail to the Point San Luis Lighthouse offers a unique opportunity to access private lands along one of the most spectacular stretches of the California Coast. The hike is moderately strenuous with uneven terrain (elevation gain of 440ft several times.) The four mile round trip hike to Point San Luis Lighthouse, one of the most important historical sites in SLO County, features beautiful coastline views, discussions of the physical features and history of the area and a tour of the unique victorian style lighthouse. There will be a $5 fee for lighthouse tour that will be collected upon your arrival to the lighthouse. Rain will cause this hike to be cancelled.
1. Hike to the lighthouse with several stops for discussions of geology, plant and wildlife, history, views and other features.
2. Tour of the lighthouse.
3. Have lunch or snack on the lighthouse grounds (bring your own lunch)
4. Hike back to the port.
You should be in good physical condition for a strenuous hiking along a narrow dirt midslope trail up a moderately steep mountainside. Not recommended for people with fear of heights.
Hikers should wear closed toe shoes or boots suitable for hiking uneven terrain. Bring lunch (or snack), water, sun screen, camera, binoculars, hat. Wear layered clothing. Walking stick also recommended.
Check out the Point San Luis Lighthouse website www.sanluislighthouse.org
No pets, smoking or collecting are allowed. Hikers must stay with the group at all times. Waivers provided by PG&E and LLCC must be signed prior to entering the area.There is a store at the lighthouse for you to purchase items related to the lighthouse.
Park in the Port San Luis Harbor parking lot at the end of Avila Beach Drive. Meet at the dolphin fountain (on Avila Beach Drive, midway between the parking lot and the PG&E Diablo Canyon Power Plant entrance).
Your guides, Paul O'Connor and Jerry Kirkhart are LLCC volunteers and long time local residents. As active trained docents, they lead hikes and walks in coastal San Luis Obispo County, giving special emphasis to the native plants, geology and history of the surroundings.
Thursday, March 28 9am - 2pm
Port San Luis Harbor
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Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant Entrance (View)
Avila Beach Dr.
Avila Beach, CA 93424
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