Kirk Creek Campground to Vicente Flat Trail

HARD 9 reviews
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Kirk Creek Campground to Vicente Flat Trail is a 10.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Big Sur, California that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
10.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3454 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

camping

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

Directions from San Luis Obispo, CA: Take Highway 1, 80 miles north of San Luis Obispo or 35 miles south of the community of Big Sur.

backpacking
28 days ago

Good trail with many campsites at the end.
We tried going to Cone peak on day 2 but it was too hot.

hiking
2 months ago

backpacking
2 months ago

Vincente flats is a good destination for an easy one nighter. Beautiful morning and afternoon. I definitely want to do it again and go all the way to Cone peak.

3 months ago

6 months ago

Pretty great hike, go as far as you want! Sun exposed so bring lots of h2o

backpacking
7 months ago

8 months ago

ALL TRAILS EAST OF HWY 1 ARE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO THE 2016 WILDFIRE! $5000 FINES LEVIED AGAINST ANYONE TRESPASSING ON THE TRAILS!

9 months ago

Awesome view

camping
Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Nice place to camp for the night, and a cheaper alternative to camping in the state parks ($22 at the time of writing). Watch out for the poison oak though.