Santa Lucia Trail

Los Padres National Forest, California

Elevation Gain5,199ft
Trailhead Elevation2,092ft
Elevation Min/Max2074/5736ft
Elevation Start/End2092/2092ft

Santa Lucia Trail

Santa Lucia Trail is a hiking trail in Monterey County, California. It is within Ventana Wilderness and Los Padres National Forest. It is 6.4 miles long and begins at 2,092 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 13.0 miles with a total elevation gain of 5,199 feet. The Santa Lucia Summer Home Tract residential is near the trailhead. Along the trail there are a peak and an information guidepost. This trail connects with the following: Adobe-Santa Lucia Connector Trail and Trail.

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100 Hikes in California's Central Sierra & Coast Range (The Mountaineers Books)
Vicky Spring & Tom Kirkendall
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"The grand view from the site of an old lookout is the objective of this scenic hike along the southeastern edge of the Ventana Wilderness. The only question is what peak the lookouts are standing on. Most maps call it Junipero Serra Peak. Signs along the trail point alternately to Serra Peak and Santa Lucia Peak. However, no matter what name you choose, the hike is excellent. Carry plenty of water for the long trek to the summit, and plan an early start to avoid the heat of the day."

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Trail Information

Los Padres National Forest
Nearby City
Los Padres National Forest
Los Padres National Forest; Monterey Ranger District
Local Contacts
USFS Ventana Wilderness; USGS Cone Peak and Junipero Serra Peak
Local Maps

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