Pacific Crest Trail at Vasquez Rocks

Los Angeles, California 90078

Pacific Crest Trail at Vasquez Rocks

Pacific Crest Trail at Vasquez Rocks Professional Review and Guide

"This mostly flat hike is an easy way to experience a stretch of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) before it heads north toward harsher terrain. The trail winds past natural rock formations and a seasonal stream to a tunnel, then loops back on semi-rugged terrain along the west side of the rocks to the visitor/interpretive center. If you do the hike in late spring, you may encounter some PCT thru-hikers heading north on the 2,650-mile trail.

This hike begins at the parking lot of the Vasquez Rocks Interpretive Center. The modern facility is a great before-and-after base for water, clean bathrooms, and maps, but
you can also shorten the hike by about 0.5 mile by continuing on the gravel road to the lower parking area and pick up the trail there. The PCT starts just inside the gate off Escondido Canyon Road."

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Trail Information

Los Angeles
Nearby City
5.5
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
2 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
USGS Agua Dulce; at nature center
Local Maps

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Jul 2018