Discover two of California's most spectacular hiking trails

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It’s no secret that San Luis Obispo County is home to some of the most picturesque coastline in California. From sandy beaches to rugged rocky cliffs, the views along the shoreline make for epic adventures and discovery.

PG&E is proud to be the steward of over 12,000 acres located between Avila Beach and Montaña De Oro State Park just outside of Los Osos. The land surrounds our power plant, Diablo Canyon.

As part of our stewardship practices and commitment to the community, we provide hiking opportunities through two spectacular coastal trails on this land: the Pecho Coast and the Point Buchon Trails.

Through our Land Stewardship Program, PG&E preserves these trails for visitors to see remarkable vistas of California’s central coast in its rugged, natural state.

Visit the trail pages:
The Pecho Coast Trail
The Point Buchon Trail

Pecho Coast Trail

In spring, wild hyacinth (Dichelostemma capitatum) blooms among the coastal sage scrub.

The trail passes through rolling green pastures on the way to Rattlesnake Canyon.

On your hike, enjoy a docent-led tour of the Point San Luis Lighthouse for $5.00.

Docents share information on the area's history and the natural environment.

Point Buchon Trail

Windy Point offers a view of The Diablo Canyon Power Plant in the distance.

Stonehenge is one of the most popular rock outcroppings visible from Point Buchon Trail.

In the 1920s and 1930s, Japanese sharecroppers and their families lived at Point Buchon.

A spring show of Goldfields (Lasthenia californica) and California poppies (Eschscholzia californica).