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.