Church Creek Trail is a hiking trail in Monterey County, California. It is within Los Padres National Forest and Ventana Wilderness. It is 7.1 miles long and begins at 2,523 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,217 feet. The Church Creek Trail/Wind Caves information guidepost is near the trailhead. The Pine Valley and Pine Valley, Wildcat Camp, and another camp site can be seen along the trail. There are also screes and an information guidepost along the trail. The trail ends near the Church Creek Divide and Church Creek Divide information guideposts.
Church Creek Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"Church Creek Divide is a 1 ,000-foot-deep cleft below two ridges in the Ventana Wilderness. The 3,651 -foot divide sits in a shady tree grove of stately black and tanbark oaks, ponderosa pines, and madrones. It is a major crossroad of wilderness trails. This hike begins at the northeast end of the Pine Ridge Trail at Tassajara Road. The trailhead sits on a saddle above China Camp."
--Robert Stone, Day Hikes around Monterey & Carmel (Day Hike Books).
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