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    Horse Pasture Trail

    Los Padres National Forest, California
    Distance5.4mi
    Elevation Gain5,083ft
    Trailhead Elevation2,316ft
    Top2,654ft
    Elevation Min/Max1034/2654ft
    Elevation Start/End2316/2316ft

    Horse Pasture Trail

    Horse Pasture Trail is a hiking trail in Monterey County, California. It is within Los Padres National Forest and Ventana Wilderness. It is 5.4 miles long and begins at 2,316 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 11.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 5,083 feet. The Horse Pasture Trail information guidepost is near the trailhead. The Quail Spring and the Horse Pasture Camp site can be seen along the trail. There is also drinking water along the trail. This trail connects with the following: Marble Peak Trail.
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    Manhattan Beach, CA
    Adventurer | 201 pts
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    4/24/2006
    Hiked it on April 13. In pretty good shape, only one fallen tree that could be passed over. Fairly steep at the beginning, but with great ocean views. Then it levels off through scattered forest and clearings with good views.
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    "Horse Pasture Trail is a lightly traveled trail off the far southern end of Tassajara Road. The trail leads to Willow Creek, linking Tassajara Road with Arroyo Seco. This hike along the first 1 .4 miles of the trail leads to Horse Pasture Camp, a quiet, out-of-use campsite on the banks of seasonal Horse Pasture Creek. The camp sits on a beautiful creekside flat inside the Ventana Wilderness boundary." Read more
    "Horse Pasture Trail is a lightly traveled trail off the far southern end of Tassajara Road. The trail leads to Willow Creek, linking Tassajara Road with Arroyo Seco. This hike along the first 1 .4 miles of the trail leads to Horse Pasture Camp, a quiet, out-of-use campsite on the banks of seasonal Horse Pasture Creek. The camp sits on a beautiful creekside flat inside the Ventana Wilderness boundary." Read more
    "This scenic trail leads to The Narrows on Tassajara Creek, a series of gorgeous pools and small waterfalls in a narrow canyon. The hike begins on the Horse Pasture Trail and descends down a side canyon, passing a waterfall in a rocky gorge. After exploring the cascades, the trail then loops upstream to Tassajara Hot Springs, located on the monastic Zen Mountain Center grounds at the very end of Tassajara Road." Read more
    "This hike leads to The Narrows on Tassajara Creek, a series of gorgeous pools and small waterfalls in a narrow canyon. This hike begins on the Horse Pasture Trail and descends down a side can- yon, passing a waterfall in a rocky gorge. After exploring the cascades, the trail then loops upstream to Tassajara Hot Springs, located on the monastic Zen Mountain Center grounds at the very end of Tassajara Road." Read more

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    Los Padres National Forest
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    Ventana Wilderness
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