Highway 1 to Cone Peak

HARD 5 reviews
#3 of 5 trails in

Highway 1 to Cone Peak is a 22 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Gorda, California that features beautiful wild flowers 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
22.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
8116 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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 coastal peak in the contiguous 48 states.

backpacking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

backpacking
5 months ago

I love this trail so much, and would like to go back in a couple of weeks. Does anyone know if you can currently park your car next to the trailhead off HWY 1?

5 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

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.