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Vicente Flat Trail (Cone Peak Road to Vicente Flat Camp)

Re: Vicente Flat Trail

Postby VWA Admin on Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:00 pm

Date Hiked: April 11, 2017
General Condition: Clear (no obstacles and tread well defined)

From a report submitted by pantilat on Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:32 pm describing conditions on the Vicente Flat Trail:

"After Vicente Flat most of the problem spots are near the creek crossings where some erosion has taken place and trees have fallen into the creek over where you would normally cross. However, the lack of brush (including lack of encroaching poison oak) and absence of significant erosion/slipouts means that this trail is mostly Clear and I didn't feel the few issues necessitated a downgrade to Passable. Spring wildflowers are out in force along the first 2.6 miles with a great variety of flowers.

Note regarding Vicente Falls: Winter storms have rearranged the stream bed and log jams in the canyon with many new blow downs over adjacent slopes. The high water volume also cleared out the base of the falls from debris and vegetation that had accumulated over the years leaving a cleaner base area and (shallow) plunge pool which, in my opinion, makes the falls prettier. At least for now while stream volume is high (and the falls most impressive), wet feet are necessary. Bits and pieces of use path are still evident, but one should consider this entirely off-trail with some creek walking, poison oak and maneuvering through blow downs."
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Vicente Flat Trail (Cone Peak Road to Vicente Flat Camp)

Postby VWA Admin on Tue Dec 27, 2016 5:59 pm

Submit trail reports for the Vicente Flat Trail here. Please note- Vicente Flat connects Cone Peak Road with Vicente Flat Camp; it should not be confused with Kirk Creek Trail, which connects Vicente Flat Camp with Highway 1. Cone Peak Road may be seasonally closed. Call the Monterey Ranger District to inquire- 831-385-5434.

* USFS Trail #4E13
* Parking: Cone Peak Road
* Watershed: Hare Canyon Fork of Limekiln Creek
* Junctions: Stone Ridge Trail, Kirk Creek Trail
* Connects: Cone Peak Road with Kirk Creek Trail at Vicente Flat Camp
* Camps: Vicente Flat Camp
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Vicente Flat Trail (Cone Peak Road to Vicente Flat Camp)

Postby swiggerp on Mon May 23, 2016 11:42 am

Date Hiked: May 21, 2016
General Condition: Wilderness Freeway (Heavily used and well maintained)

Great hike from North Vicente Trail off of Cone Peak Rd. Made it to Vicente Flat campground in just over 1:30 with lots of stops. Easy hike, tons of wildflowers and plenty of water in the stream. Attempted to make it to Goat Camp, but partner was having feet problems. Vicente Trail camp was pretty full, but a great night in the trees. I would take any recommendations on getting to Goat Camp via the counterclockwise loop from Cone Peak if it is worth the hike. Cheers to my first post and hike in the Ventana Wilderness. Thanks!


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