Cone Peak via Carrizo Creek Trail

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Cone Peak via Carrizo Creek Trail ist ein 15.4 Meilen langer, wenig besuchter Hin- und Rückweg in der Nähe von Big Sur, Kalifornien. Er führt durch schönen Wald, vorbei an herrlichen Aussichtspunkten und es gibt schöne Wildblumen und oftmals Wildtiere zu sehen. Aufgrund der Steigung und Distanz ist die Strecke als schwierig einzustufen. Hier kann hervorragend gewandert, gejoggt, gezeltet und gebackpackt werden. Die Route ist am besten von März bis Oktober zugänglich. Hunde sind auf diesem Weg erlaubt.

Entfernung: 15.4 miles Höhenunterschied: 5,082 feet Routentyp: Hin & zurück

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Scrambling

One of the lesser used approaches to Cone Peak, the Carrizo Creek Trail is a beautiful, unique trail with colorful, exposed rock and wonderful views of the Salinas Valley and your destination, the Cone Peak summit. You'll wander through a myriad of environments, from desert to riparian to evergreen stands as you ascend to the North Coast Knife Ridge for a final exciting scramble up the Hilary Step to your destination. No gear is needed, but with steep drop offs to each side, one should be experienced and careful. The trail is steep, but certainly not as steep as the famed use trail Sea to Sky from Limekiln State Park on the Hwy 1 side of the wilderness, which is the most direct route to Cone Peak. Carrizo Creek Camp and Trail Springs Camp are reliable water sources in all but the driest months. Keep your eyes peeled from above for the endemic Santa Lucia fir, especially on the descent down the Gamboa Trail to Trail Springs where the trail will pass right by a wonderful specimen of this extremely rare tree.

wandern
scrambling
überwachsen
7 months ago

Very strenuous hike to the top of Cone Peak. Be prepared for a rather exposed ridge traversal at the top and there are several mile long sections of overgrown brush. The trail is still mostly discoverable, but we got lit up by branches. There aren't any reasonable spots for water until Trail Spring (down 1k ft either direction) camp so plan accordingly. We camped at the summit with limited water but it was worth the sunrise / sunset. It says dog friendly, but its pretty exposed for the first two miles so if it's a hot one I'd keep that in mind.

wandern
steinig
sturmholz
8 months ago

Strenuous hike with really nice views. Couldn’t complete the loop because of unmaintained conditions at mile 7. 1 rattle snake

wandern
11 months ago

I think this is the best approach to Cone Peak! It’s a butt-kicker, make sure you are adequately conditioned (5,000 ft in less than 8 miles is no joke!) i didn’t have to carry too much water as there were plenty of sources along the way. Interesting and diverse scenery the whole way, with great views of your destination from multiple points on the trail. and the Hilary step is a fun scramble up the steepest, rockiest part of the North Coast Knife Trail—a really fun experience. If you are afraid of heights or averse to that kind of exposed climbing, you can just follow Gamboa trail down and around and back up to the peak, but I found it easy and my friend’s 6-year-old daughter has done it. I would recommend being an experienced navigator or having one with you: the trail is flagged with pink markers, but I still managed to lose it several times, and it’s kind of a technical route with a lot of overgrowth and often some downed trees. Thank you to the Ventana Wilderness Alliance for maintaining these trails! I also brought my young dog and she had a blast, though she did pick up quite a few ticks, and I did too— even in December!

rucksacktour
überwachsen
Sun Jan 20 2019

Trailhead GPS is accurate, you need to drive through Fort Hunter Ligget to get there. If the road is closed to the river, Milipitas road can get you to the trailhead. First five miles take you through a variety of biomes. Bush bowl (mile 4) isn't cleared, but passable. Lots of creeks and water sources in the winter months. A good campsite is Cook Springs or Trails Springs Campsite. The cook springs campsite turnoff is at a ten foot post (take a trail to the left, and another left onto the jeep road to reach the campsite). North Coast Ridge and Gamboa Trail are gorgeous. Lots of views the whole time.

wandern
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rucksacktour
8 months ago

wandern
Sun Oct 14 2018