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    Painted Rock Trail

    New Cuyama, California

    Painted Rock Trail

    Painted Rock Trail Professional Guide

    Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

    "Aside from the views, the hike itself is rather nondescript. However, the large boulder outcroppings of Lion Canyon become apparent rather early on, so the distance to the destination is observable and tangible, even though Painted Rock is a bit closer than the actual canyon itself. As the hike finally enters the mountaintop vale where the pictographs reside, a magical quality can be felt in the very air. Strange stone formations begin to crop up resembling Celtic standing stones."

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    Trail Information

    New Cuyama
    Nearby City
    Trail Guides

    100 Classic Hikes in Southern California

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    10.75
    Distance
    550 feet
    Elevation Gain
    Out-and-back
    Trail Type
    Difficult
    Skill Level
    5.5 hours
    Duration
    Year-round
    Season
    5,050 feet
    Trailhead Elevation
    5,100 feet
    Top Elevation
    Los Padres National Forest
    Local Contacts
    USGS Peak Mountain, Hurricane Deck
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