Vicente Flat Trail
ElevationAscent: 1,772' 540 m
Descent: -334' -102 m
High: 1,859' 567 m
Low: 190' 58 m
GradeAvg Grade: 8% (5°)
Max Grade: 30% (17°)
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“A singletrack dirt trail along the California Coast in Big Sur.”— Willie Virgen
We did not venture that deep into the trees... we made it to the Vicente Flat campground which is 6 miles in on the trail, and then decided to go back to the third mile where there was a nice wide open grassy area with a ridiculous view of the coast and outgoing sunset.
From our campsite, if you continued to follow the Vicente Flat Trail to the campground, it takes you into the canyon covered by trees the whole way, where the Vicente Flat campground branches off to the left. The trail continues on past Vicente Flat deep into the Los Padres National Forest. We had one day to do this really, hence our decision to set up shop on the hillside overlooking the coast.
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Land Manager: USFS - Los Padres National Forest Office