San Luis Obispo Classic 2015hike from Piedras Blancas to Montana de Oro while we haul your gear
July 10 - 15
6 days/5 nights
San Luis Obispo Classic
STRENUOUS hikes of 6-11 miles per day along hard sand and dirt trails on bluffs, 6 days/5 nights camping, 24 capacity.
The popular San Luis Obispo Coastwalk is back and better than ever! Following the 2013 successful hike through miles of newly discovered trails, we have fined tuned the trek to include some new walks. During the 5 nights and 6 days of this trip we will walk from Peidras Blancas near the entrance to Big Sur through the newly opened trails inside the Diablo Canyon nuclear reservation. Highlights will include 18 miles of newly acquired California Coastal Trail through the Hearst Ranch, the Piedra Blanca lighthouse, the elephant seal breeding grounds, San Simeon State Park, charming Cambria, Fiscalini Ranch Preserve, Harmony Headlands State Park, Estero Bluffs State Park, Morro Rock, spectacular pocket beaches of Montana de Oro State Park and the Point Buchon Trail to Diablo Canyon. Our camp grounds will be chosen maximize our group’s privacy and minimize the number of camp set ups. Enjoy the rugged bluffs, natural beauty, fascinating geology, and Chumash history of this coastline beneath the shadow of Hearst Castle.
Max Capacity: 24
New trails on this year’s walk!; set in the shadow of Hearst Castle 18 miles of newly acquired California Coastal Trail through the Hearst Ranch, the Piedra Blanca lighthouse, the elephant seal breeding grounds, San Simeon State Park, charming Cambria, spectacular pocket beaches of Montana de Oro State Park and the Point Buchon Trail to Diablo Canyon.
camping & parking fees; guided hiking; dinners (except 1 nights); shuttle transportation; gear haul; evening programs; tour of Nit Wit Ridge; dinners, hot water/coffee & light breakfast fixings
Make Sure to Bring:
cash for public bus transportation; cash for dinner in Cambria
Average Daily Hiking:
5 to 11 miles per day
Types of Hiking Surfaces:
Coastal bluffs on small tracks and wide trails; sandy beaches; a minimum of scenic paved areas.
Elevation Gains & Losses:
There are no fitness requirements for this trip.
San Luis Obispo
Harmony Headlands round trip
Old Piedras Blancas Motel to San Simeon State Beach
San Simeon State Beach to Cambria, with a tour of Nitwit Ridge
Estero Bluffs to Morro Bay State Park
Montano De Oro Campground to Windy Point (Diablo Canyon)
Port San Luis to Point St Luis Lighthouse on Pecho Coast Trail
2014 will be the 3rd year that Mike Minky leads the SLO Coastwalk. A CPA by day, Mike owns several record companies specializing in a wide range of classics from Cambodian psychedelic surf bands to Calypso to ‘60’s East L.A. garage bands. Mike’s first Coastwalk was joining the 2003 Border to Border walkers for 3 weeks on the San Simeon to Carpenteria leg. As land acquisitions have opened up new trails on the Central Coast, Mike has been bushwhacking and marking for the future route of the California Coastal Trail.