"This trail hikes up a restricted dirt road to the Chews Ridge Fire Lookout. It is a short, but scenic, hike with little elevation gain. The abandoned fire lookout sits at an elevation of 5,040 feet and offers 360-degree vistas of the expansive Ventana Wilderness and across the Santa Lucia Range, from Salinas Valley to Monterey Bay. The trail winds through open woodland and chaparral. It is a great location to observe birds, including mountain quail, spar- row, owl, and western tanager.Opposite the trailhead, going northwest, is the Hennicksons Ridge Trail (Hike 82), which follows Chews Ridge."