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Pine Valley Camp North Los Padres National Forest

  • Camp Type: Wilderness Trail Camp
  • Topo Map Link: Ventana Cones
  • Elevation: 3150 feet
  • Wilderness Area: Non Wilderness Area
  • County: Monterey County
  • Ranger District: Monterey Ranger District
  • Longitude: -121.6328736
  • Latitude: 36.30107232
  • Water Sources: Reliable water within the Carmel River
  • Length of Stay: 14 Days
  • Reservations: Wilderness Trail Camp

Recent Water Reports:

Date Surveyor Water Report


Pine Valley is in many regards the central hub of the Ventana Wilderness, you might even say that all trails eventually lead to Pine Valley.  Most frequently accessed from China Camp trailhead, many backpackers also visit Pine Valley via the Pine Ridge or Carmel River trails.  Pine Valley is a large flat meadow dotted with rock outcroppings and pine trees.  It's also famous for having a small cabin owned by the famous Jack English.  Go online and research the history of this cabin, very interesting.  Pine Valley is also along the Condor Trail.

Survey Photos:

  • Holly - 01-27-2018
    Dandy camp

Submitted Camp Reports

Pine Valley Camp Survey - 01-27-2018 - by Holly
Link: Pine Valley Camp
Date: 01-27-2018
Surveyor Name:Holly
Camp Description:All the pine trees at English cabin are cut down and laying about the area. 
Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details:
Weather Conditions:Dry but cold

Dandy camp
Pine Valley Camp Survey - 11-06-2015 - by J&V
Link: Pine Valley Camp
Date: 11-06-2015
Surveyor Name:J&V
Camp Description:Always a beautiful valley to visit. Lots of deer. Not much water.
Water Source:Stagnant
Water Source Details:Very little water flowing in the creek at Pine Valley Campground. Enough to filter though.
Weather Conditions:High uooer 60s /low in mid 30s

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Last Updated: Tuesday, December 22, 2015

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