"Offering an overview of the Ventana Wilderness, this steep trail averages an 11% grade, reaching 3379' in 5.4 miles at the peak’s scenic viewpoint. You’ll ascend past sun-scorched chaparral, cool redwood groves, and oak woodlands. From May through October, this is often a sunny, dry trek, so bring a wide-brimmed hat and plenty of extra water. Despite the hot climb, wear long pants for protection from ticks, brush, and poison oak. In summer, the coast is often fogbound, though views inland remain unobscured."