Pine Ridge Trail #3E06
ElevationAscent: 7,849' 2,392 m
Descent: -3,831' -1,168 m
High: 4,750' 1,448 m
Low: 294' 90 m
GradeAvg Grade: 10% (5°)
Max Grade: 42% (23°)
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“A complete traverse of the Ventana Wilderness.”— Brian Smith
The western half has streamside and redwood-shaded Terrace Creek, Barlow, Sykes and Redwood Camps, while the eastern portion of the trail offers montane conifer and mixed hardwood forested ridges and meadows at Pine Ridge, Divide and Pine Valley camps.
With the dedicated and secure parking area at Big Sur Station, the western Pine Ridge trailhead there is the wilderness entry point of choice for many backcountry travelers. While many use it for access to the beautiful riverside camps along the wild and scenic Big Sur River, it also makes possible a number of outstanding loop trips in the Ventana Wilderness.
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Land Manager: USFS - Sierra National Forest Office