Tan Bark Trail

Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, California

Elevation Gain3,620ft
Trailhead Elevation252ft
Elevation Min/Max251/2188ft
Elevation Start/End252/252ft
Tan Bark Trail is a hiking trail in Monterey County, California. It is within Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park and Los Padres National Forest. It is three miles long and begins at 252 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 6.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 3,620 feet. Near the trailhead there are parkings. Along the trail there are cliffs and a bench. Near the end of the trail is a tower. This trail connects with the following: Tin House Fire Road.

Tan Bark Trail Professional Review and Guide

"Choose between a 6.6-mile out-and-back hike via the Tan Bark Trail or a 5.6-mile loop that traverses the Tan Bark Trail and Fire Road back to Highway 1. The 3.3-mile Tan Bark Trail is a longer, more scenic route to the Tin House and is better graded than the wide, steep Fire Road. That said, it starts lower and thus climbs more than 2000 feet versus the Fire Road’s 1580-foot climb. The 2.2-mile Fire Road is a steep climb past sunny hilltops with coastal views. The following description starts on the Tan Bark Trail, ascends to the Tin House, then descends the Fire Road to Highway 1."

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Trail Information

Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Nearby City
Los Padres National Forest

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Jun 2018