Black Cone Trail (Backpacking) Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"Following the 1977 Marble- Cone Fire, the Forest Service abandoned the Black Cone Trail, which was quickly reclaimed by dense thickets of chaparral. In 1999, Kirk Complex Fires raged along most of the trail, and like a phoenix rising from the ashes, the residual tread of the once lost Black Cone Trail was once again exposed. This now-restored 7.8 mileroute traverses some of Ventana’s highest ridges and mountains, connecting the trails of the Arroyo Seco drainage with the trails of the Big Sur River and Carmel River drainages. Enjoy epic views of the Big Sur watershed and some of the best views of the Big Sur backcountry."