Monday, July 06, 2009
San Luis Obispo Lighthouse
The Port San Luis Obispo Lighthouse was completed in June 1890, and the light was officially lit for the first time on June 30, 1890. Perched on a cliff overlooking the San Luis Bay the lighthouse is only accessible through a docent led 3.5 mile round-trip hike along the Pecho Coast Trail. Pre-registration online is required for these hikes. The trip to the lighthouse is open to 20 hikers on Wednesdays until October 28th with a departure time of 3:30 PM. Weekend hikes are on Saturdays, the trail is open to 40 hikers for starts at 9 AM. Parking is at the Port San Luis Harbor parking lot located at the base of the pier. Adults $5, Family rate, parent(s) with children under the age of 18 $10, and children 12 and under are FREE. Lighthouse items, light snacks and bottle water are available for purchase at the gift shop.