Santa Lucia Trail

Los Padres National Forest, California

Elevation Gain2,505ft
Trailhead Elevation1,032ft
Elevation Min/Max1015/1480ft
Elevation Start/End1032/1032ft
Santa Lucia Trail is a hiking trail in Monterey County, California. It is within Los Padres National Forest. It is two miles long and begins at 1,032 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,505 feet. The Gorge Parking is near the trailhead. There is also drinking water. Along the trail there is a water tower. Near the end of the trail is an information guidepost. This trail connects with the following: Arroyo Seco Ridge Trail and Camp Cawatre Road.

Santa Lucia Trail Professional Review and Guide

"The Arroyo Seco flows eastward from the Santa Lucia Range towards the Salinas Valley. The forested headwaters of the creek begin deep in the Ventana Wilderness between Black Cone and Junipero Serra Peak. The Santa Lucia Loop traverses a steep mountain slope high above the scenic Arroyo Seco Gorge. The trail begins at the Arroyo Seco Campground and The Lakes, two small lakes in an open meadow along the Arroyo Seco. The trail leads to the Santa Lucia Adobe, an adobe brick building with a cobblestone foundation built in 1 908. The restored adobe (a ranger station until the late 1 920s) resides on the banks of Santa Lucia Creek. The return makes a loop back on the unpaved, vehicle- restricted Indians Road that also traverses along the steep slope."

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Trail Information

Los Padres National Forest
Nearby City
Los Padres National Forest

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Jun 2018