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Lower Cruickshank Camp North Los Padres National Forest

  • Camp Type: Wilderness Trail Camp
  • Topo Map Link: Villa Creek
  • Elevation: 1300 feet
  • Wilderness Area: Silver Peak
  • County: Monterey County
  • Ranger District: Monterey Ranger District
  • Longitude: -121.3878114
  • Latitude: 35.85475643
  • Water Sources: A small spring is located near camp just up the trail a bit.
  • Length of Stay: 14 Days
  • Reservations: Wilderness Trail Camp

Recent Water Reports:

Date Surveyor Water Report
11-15-2017Anonymous SurveyorFlowing
12-27-2014SETH SOUZAFlowing


Lower Cruickshank Camp is a small trail camp located on the Cruickshank Trail (5E10)in the Silver Peak Wilderness.

Submitted Camp Reports

Lower Cruickshank Camp Survey - 11-15-2017 - by Anonymous Surveyor
Link: Lower Cruickshank Camp
Date: 11-15-2017
Surveyor Name:Anonymous Surveyor
Camp Description:In good condition, scenic location
Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details:
Weather Conditions:
Lower Cruickshank Camp Survey - 11-15-2017 - by JBPonyGal
Link: Lower Cruickshank Camp
Date: 11-15-2017
Surveyor Name:JBPonyGal
Camp Description:Trail crews have done a fantastic job clearing and repairing the steep climb up from Highway 1. Switchbacks make the climb more hiker friendly leading to the deep shade of Bay, Oak and Pine trees. This campground has a picnic bench. No other apparent amenities, no views, thickly shaded.
Water Source:Trickle
Water Source Details:
Weather Conditions:Clear, sunny, mid-70s
Lower Cruickshank Camp Survey - 12-27-2014 - by SETH SOUZA
Link: Lower Cruickshank Camp
Date: 12-27-2014
Surveyor Name:SETH SOUZA
Camp Description:Went in for a day hike to survey how the water and wind had done. we picked up down trees, branches along the way. we could hear the water flowing for miles. trail still looks great.
Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details:Main falls were at least 3 feet deep, pocket pools looked good to, flowing great
Weather Conditions:60 and sunny with some fog

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Last Updated: Monday, March 16, 2015

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