Cruickshank Trail

Los Padres National Forest, California

Elevation Gain3,248ft
Trailhead Elevation3,256ft
Elevation Min/Max1445/3256ft
Elevation Start/End3256/3256ft
Cruickshank Trail is a hiking trail in Monterey County, California. It is within Los Padres National Forest and Silver Peak Wilderness. It is 3.7 miles long and begins at 3,256 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 7.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 3,248 feet. The Lion Den Camp and Silver Camp sites can be seen along the trail. The trail ends near the Cruickshank Campground camp site and the Fallen Tree. There is also a meadow near the end of the trail. This trail connects with the following: South Coast Ridge Road.

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"The Cruickshank Trail in the Silver Peak Wilderness begins from Highway 1 and climbs the exposed oceanfront hillside to magnificent coastal vistas before dropping into Villa Creek Canyon. The lush canyon path winds through giant redwood groves to Cruickshank Camp in an oak-shaded grassland."

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Los Padres National Forest
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Los Padres National Forest