Park along north side of Highway 150 adjacent to Summit School. Hike one mile up Sisar Road to locked gate. Respect private property. Hike another 2.1 miles until the Red Reef Trail leaves the road at a switchback. (If you stay on the road, you will reach Nordhoff Ridge after 4.5 miles).
Follow the trail for one mile to White Ledge Camp which offers three streamside sites set in a thick stand of laurel trees beside a year-round stream. The trail climbs steeply another 1.7 miles to Hines Peak Road. Turn right (east) and go .6 miles to the Sespe Wilderness boundary at the steel pipe barrier. Continue east for 2.4 miles to where the old road ends beyond its junction with Last Chance Trail (21W09), northwest of Hines Peak.
Ladybug Camp is 2.3 miles northeast from the ridge and is shaded by big cone Douglas-firs. Ladybug Spring is about 600 feet south (uphill) from the camp and has year-round water. This area is a famous overwintering spot for ladybird beetles. After 5.6 miles, the trail ends at the junction with the Sespe River Trail (20W13). Continuing east (right) you’ll reach Willett Camp after 1.3 miles and Sespe Hot Springs after 6.7 miles. Hiking west (left) takes you to Piedra Blanca Trailhead after 9 miles.
Hi, I'd like to backpack this trail for 3 nights in August 2015 for my anniversary. However, I noticed it says to park next to "Summit School" with no mention of an adventure pass or how long you can park there. Will my car be alright parked there for 3 days? I really appreciate your response . Regards, Yamato mailto:Yamatoyamaseki@gmail.com">firstname.lastname@example.org