Past Meetup

Hike to Rattlesnake Canyon along the Pecho Coast Trail

Hosted by Central Coast Hiking Group

Public group

This Meetup is past

18 people went

Fisherman's Memorial

Avila Beach Drive · Avila Beach, CA

How to find us

Look for the group at the Fishermen's Memorial, the fountain with the dolphins where we will meet our guide and get signed in.

Location image of event venue


Trail length: 8 Miles

Type: Out and Back

Difficulty: Moderately, depending on your physical condition.

Time: About 4 hours.

Description: A special hike to Rattlesnake Canyon along the Pecho Coast Trail. The hike will take us 2 miles past the Port of San Luis Lighthouse along the beautiful coast. This will be docent-led but will be a hike without much narrative or touring of the Lighthouse. This is a moderately strenuous hike with uneven terrain, steep cliffs and grades, and narrow trails. Once past the Lighthouse it is a single track coastal bluff trail. Sturdy hiking shoes are required, small lunch or snack. Please go to the Pecho Coast Trail Reservations page and download the waiver at ( Complete and bring with you to the hike. Hope to see you on this hike!

Directions to Trail head or meeting place: Exit Avila Beach Drive off the 101. Go west to the end and park in pier lot. Walk to the Fishermen's Memorial where we will meet our guide and get signed in. Please note 8:15am start time as another group is going out after us.

Dogs: No dogs allowed.

You must RSVP to attend this event, no exceptions. Limit 20 hikers.

Walking around outdoors and hiking carries inherent risks, like sun burn, bee sting, snake bite, falling down, the dreaded 'hat hair'... umm... animal attack, broken bones, falling off cliffs or into a sinkhole. Birds might poop on you, or you could get a twisted ankle or have an encounter with a wild animal. Hike within your limits, know your surrounding, have a plan, go with a partner. Always carry extra water and hike within your limitations.