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Mill Creek Trail - Los Padres National Forest
Trail Distance 3.06 Miles

The Mill Creek Trail is a scenic 3.06 mile trail in the Ventana Wilderness in Monterey County . The trail connects the Naciemiento Fergusson Road and the South Coast Ridge Road (20S05.4)
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Trail Details

  • Trail #: 5E12
  • Wilderness Area: Ventana
  • County: Monterey County
  • Ranger District: Monterey Ranger District
  • Trail-head Latitude: 35.98655
  • Trail-head Longitude: -121.48454
  • Trail Condition: Kind of Good - Little to no bushwacking and easily followable
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  • Activities & Features:
    • Backpacking
    • Creek
    • Day Hiking
    • Wildlife Viewing
    • Wilderness Camping

Trail Stats

  • Total Elevation Gain: + 2698 feet.
  • Total Elevation Loss: - 202 feet.
  • Overall Average Slope Gain: + 18 %.
  • Overall Average Slope Loss: - 8 %.
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Submitted Trail Reports

Mill Creek Trail Survey - 12-31-2017 - by Anonymous Surveyor
Link: Mill Creek Trail
Date: 12-31-2017
Surveyor Name:Anonymous Surveyor
Trail description:I simply loved this trail! I lost a clear trail at a couple points, but if you simply stay close to the creek, you're fine. I ended up at a small waterfall! 
Mode of transport:Hike
Trail condition:Good shape and easy to follow
Mill Creek Trail Survey - 06-04-2017 - by Sourdough
Link: Mill Creek Trail
Date: 06-04-2017
Surveyor Name:Sourdough
Trail description:Lots and lots of debris in the creek, and along/above the banks, made it tough to find the trail from ~Lion Creek merge on up to my ending point. I made it as far as the National Forest boundary and figured I'd be fighting more of the same all the way to the top. Didn't see anyone else on the trail. Entered at 7.30a. Exited at 11.30p.
Mode of transport:Hike
Trail condition:Hard to follow
Condition details:Rain runoff hit this trail/canyon hard
Mill Creek Trail Survey - 02-22-2014 - by Anonymous Surveyor
Link: Mill Creek Trail
Date: 02-22-2014
Surveyor Name:Anonymous Surveyor
Trail description:
Mode of transport:Hike
Trail condition:Good shape and easy to follow
Number of trees down:several
People Seen:0

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Last Updated: Wednesday, February 24, 2016

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