Rinconada Trail (14E30)
ElevationAscent: 612' 187 m
Descent: -284' -87 m
High: 2,367' 721 m
Low: 1,754' 535 m
GradeAvg Grade: 10% (5°)
Max Grade: 24% (14°)
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“A steep climb onto a ridge that serves as a connector for various trails in the Santa Lucia Wilderness.”— Chris Fa
Need to Know
No potable water most of the year, bring your own.
Very hot during the summer.
From the trailhead, take the trail on the left. The first section is well-traversed, steep singletrack in a relatively shaded/wooded area. After .75 miles, the trail widens to doubletrack and climbs out of the foliage. After another .75 miles, you'll pass through a gate and arrive at the top of a ridge and a 4-way intersection. This is a good turnaround point if this is the only trail on the agenda.
Continuing on, a small detour to the right and up a ridge will take you to the local high point; otherwise, continue straight and downhill on a very rocky doubletrack trail. You'll pass a well on your left, and the trail terminates on a fire road at the 2-mile mark.
Land Manager: USFS - Los Padres National Forest Office