Chews Ridge: Los Padres Dam to China Camp

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Chews Ridge: Los Padres Dam to China Camp is a 11.6 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Carmel Valley Village, California that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 11.6 miles Elevation Gain: 4,507 feet Route Type: Point to Point

dogs on leash




nature trips

bird watching




wild flowers


Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Haven't gone on this trail, but just an FYI in response to Paul: on it doesn't list any of the land as private

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Some unfriendly man told us the middle section was private property and even had to turn back and climb up through the national forest park of Los Padres. It ended up being great anyway, but overall not an advisable experience. Better climbing up directly from Tassajara Rd.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

It was a nice trail, but we lost it during the creek crossing. We must have crossed both creeks when we were only supposed to cross one? Sort of hard to follow the map there. Other than that, it was an easy ten miles

Sunday, December 28, 2014

well it was about 18.8 miles long

Friday, April 13, 2018

Friday, June 30, 2017

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