|03-02-2016||Los Padres Forest Association||Flowing|
|05-22-2015||Los Padres Forest Association||Flowing|
Coche Camp is a small primitive trail camp located on the Santa Cruz Trail (27W09) in the San Rafael Wilderness. According to local legend, Coche means pig and must have meant that at one point in time there were wild pigs that frequented this corner of the forest. Today there are little if any indications that wild pigs live along this creek. Similar to the pigs, there is becoming little indication that Coche Camp exists as well. The camp was ravaged in the 2007 Zaca Fire and while it still has a few icecan stoves, small fire-ring and a camp sign, it really is not a very attractive place to camp these days. There is little flat ground in the camp and the water access requires dramatic yoga moves just to avoid the poison oak. Nearby Kellogg Camp (0.3 miles downstream from Coche) is a much better option for camping and is highly recommended.