Cone Peak Trail

Los Padres National Forest, California
Elevation Gain2,621ft
Trailhead Elevation3,754ft
Elevation Min/Max3724/4851ft
Elevation Start/End3754/3754ft

Cone Peak Trail

Cone Peak Trail is a hiking trail in Monterey County, California. It is within Ventana Wilderness and Los Padres National Forest. It is 2.8 miles long and begins at 3,754 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 5.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,621 feet. This trail connects with the following: Cone Peak Summit Trail.
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Peter Massey & Jeanne Wilson
"Cone Peak Trail starts on paved Nacimiento-Ferguson Road—a very scenic road in its own right—and heads north into a corridor through the Ventana Wilderness. The trail immediately begins to climb along an easygoing, graded dirt road. Although it is an easy trail in dry weather, the road can become very slick when wet and can wash out in places. The bulk of the trail follows along a wide shelf road with ample passing places. As you drive through the wilderness corridor, the trail passes a number of scenic overlooks that face across the valley to the Santa Lucia Range. Cone Peak comes in and out of view as you approach the closure gate at the trail’s end. Special Attractions: Hiking access into the Ventana Wilderness; Great views along a mild shelf road. This trail is graded dirt but suitable for a normal passenger vehicle. It usually has gentle grades, is fairly wide, and has very shallow water crossings (if any)." Read more

Trail Information

Los Padres National Forest
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Los Padres National Forest
Trail Guides

Backcountry Adventures: Southern California

Ventana Wilderness, Los Padres National Forest
Local Contacts
A Guide to Ventana & Silver Peak Wilderness by the US Forest Service, Big Sur and Ventana Wilderness by Wilderness Press, USGS 7.5-min. Chews Ridge
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