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Potrero Canyon Trail

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Climb from Manzana Creek Trail to Hurricane Deck Trail to access the middle or western section.


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3.4

Miles

5.5

KM

Point to Point

3,379' 1,030 m

High

1,688' 515 m

Low

1,849' 564 m

Up

158' 48 m

Down

11%

Avg Grade (6°)

27%

Max Grade (15°)

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Features Commonly Backpacked · Views · Wildlife

Need to Know

A California Campfire Permit is required if wanting to have a campfire or use a stove. Campfires are generally banned in the summer months and into the fall due to fire danger. No permit is required to enter or camp in the wilderness, so it is a good idea to sign the register.

Description

The junction with Manzana Creek Trail can be found just across the creek from Potrero Camp. It starts climbing immediately with a few wiggles to reach the ridge. It stays high, giving views, for a while before swinging east into a valley of oaks.

They look dead in the winter, but they are simply deciduous valley oaks. Near the likely dry creek bed, it takes a sharp left to start climbing again. Once more, it gets up onto a ridge before ending at the top of Hurricane Deck and Hurricane Deck Trail.

For trail, water, and camp reports, check on Hike Los Padres.

Flora & Fauna

bears, rattlesnakes, skunks, poison oak

Contacts

Shared By:

Valerie Norton

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