Highway 1 to Cone Peak is a 22 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Big Sur, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.
Start from sea level and summit the highest coastal mountain in the contiguous 48 states. Cone Peak rises dramatically from the Pacific Ocean and offers great views of the Lucian range. Enjoy this 2-day backpacking trip from Highway 1 to the highest costal peak in the contiguous 48 states.
I have hiked hundreds of trails. This is one of the best. The views along the way are amazing: from the waves in the Pacific to the snows near the top and anything in between.