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Ventana Wilderness - Hiking and Backpacking Trails

Backpacking and Hiking Trails in the Ventana Wilderness, Los Padres National Forest


A total of (41) trails are currently available in the Ventana Wilderness ×
Arroyo Seco Trail - 4.66 Miles
4E10 • Ventana • Monterey Ranger District • Monterey County
The Arroyo Seco Trail is located in the Ventana Wilderness in Monterey County. A good starting point for this hike is at the Santa Lucia Memorial Park Campground, which has some amazing rock formations. The trail keeps close to the creek as you ascend to the trail junction of Rodeo Flat Trail (4E26),…
Bear Basin Connector Trail - .49 Miles
3E16 • Ventana • Monterey Ranger District • Monterey County
A very short .5 mile connector trail in the Ventana Wilderness. The trail connects Bear Basin Trail (3E11) and the Pine Ridge Trail (3E06).
Bear Basin Trail - 2.46 Miles
3E11 • Ventana • Monterey Ranger District • Monterey County
The Bear Basin Trail is located deep in the Ventana Wilderness in Monterey County. The trail connects the Carmel River Trail (3E03) and the Pine Ridge Trail (3E06) and the Black Cone Trail (3E14). …
Bee Camp Trail - 1.16 Miles
3E13 • Ventana • Monterey Ranger District • Monterey County
The Bee Camp Trail is located in the Ventana Wilderness inside the Monterey Ranger District, the 1 mile trail starts from the North Coast Ridge Trail (3E10) and proceeds down the north fork creek to Upper Bee Camp, the short trail ends at Lower Bee Camp. This trail very gets little…
Big Pine Trail - 7.60 Miles
2E03 • Ventana • Monterey Ranger District • Monterey County
The Big Pine Trail is a scenic 7.60 mile trail in the Ventana Wilderness in Monterey County . The trail connects the Skinner Ridge Trail (1E04) and the Carmel River Trail (3E03). Please let…
Big Sur Trail - 8.80 Miles
3E07 • Ventana • Monterey Ranger District • Monterey County
The Big Sur Trail is a scenic 8.80 mile trail in the Ventana Wilderness in Monterey County . The trail starts at Cold Springs Campground (3200 feet) and connects to the Pine Ridge Trail (3E06). Please let us know if you have…
Black Cone Trail - 7.74 Miles
3E14 • Ventana • Monterey Ranger District • Monterey County
The Black Cone Trail is a scenic 7.74 mile trail in the Ventana Wilderness in Monterey County . The trail connects the Pine Ridge Trail (3E06) with the South Fork Trail (3E09). Please let us know if you have explored this trail recently.    
Carmel River Trail - 13.20 Miles
3E03 • Ventana • Monterey Ranger District • Monterey County
A 13 mile long trail in the Ventana Wilderness that starts at the Los Padres Dam and ends at the Pine Ridge Trail (3E06).
Carrizo Trail - 5.29 Miles
4E27 • Ventana • Monterey Ranger District • Monterey County
A beautiful 5 mile trail in the Ventana Wilderness that connects the North Coast RidgeTrail (3E10) and the Salsipuedes Road (21S03).
Church Creek Trail - 5.13 Miles
3E05 • Ventana • Monterey Ranger District • Monterey County
The Church Creek Trail is a 5 mile trail in the Ventana Wilderness, located in Monterey County. The trail connects the Pine Ridge Trail (3E06) and the Horse Pasture Trail (4E05).
Cone Peak Trail - 3.30 Miles
4E12 • Ventana • Monterey Ranger District • Monterey County
The Cone Peak Trail is a 3 mile trail in the Ventana Wilderness, located in Monterey County. The trail connects the Central Coast Road (20S05.3) and the Gamboa Trail (4E11). The trail has impresive views of the Pacific…
Gamboa Trail - 4.39 Miles
4E11 • Ventana • Monterey Ranger District • Monterey County
The Gamboa Trail is a scenic 4.39 mile trail in the Ventana Wilderness in Monterey County . The trail connects Stone Ridge Trail (4E13) and the North Coast Ridge Trail (3E10). The trail…
Horse Pasture Trail - 5.09 Miles
4E05 • Ventana • Monterey Ranger District • Monterey County
A 5 mile trail in the Ventana Wilderness located in Monterey County. The trail connects the Tassajara Road and the Marble Peak Trail (4E07).
Jackson Camp Trail - 1.22 Miles
2E08 • Ventana • Monterey Ranger District • Monterey County
The Jackson Camp Trail is a scenic 1.22 mile trail in the Ventana Wilderness in Monterey County . The trail starts from the Little Sur Trail (1E03) and ends at Jackson Camp (950 feet).
Kirk Creek Trail / Vicente Falt Trail - 5.02 Miles
4E17 • Ventana • Monterey Ranger District • Monterey County
The Kirk Creek Trail / Vicente Falt Trail is a 5.02 mile trail in the Ventana Wilderness in Monterey County . The trial starts at Highway 1 accross the highway from Kirk Creek Camp, the trail connects to the Stone Ridge Trail (4E13). As the trail climbs from Highway 1 to theVincente…
Lost Valley Connector Trail - 1.55 Miles
4E09 • Ventana • Monterey Ranger District • Monterey County
The Lost Valley Connector Trail is a 1.55 mile trail in the Ventana Wilderness in County.  The trail connects the Lost Valley Trail – Ventana Wilderness (4E08) and the North…
Lost Valley Trail Ventana Wilderness - 11.08 Miles
4E08 • Ventana • Monterey Ranger District • Monterey County
The Lost Valley Trail Ventana Wilderness is a 11.08 mile trail in the Ventana Wilderness in .The trail connects the Marble Peak Trail (4E07) and Escondido Campground (2200 feet). Please…
Marble Peak Trail - 13.14 Miles
4E07 • Ventana • Monterey Ranger District • Monterey County
The Marble Peak Trail is a scenic 13.14 mile trail in the Ventana Wilderness in Monterey County . The trail connects the Coast Ridge Road (20S05.2) to the Arroyo Seco Road. The Marble Peak Trail…
Mill Creek Trail - 3.06 Miles
5E12 • Ventana • Monterey Ranger District • Monterey County
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)Please let us know if you have explored this trail recently.
Miller Canyon Trail - 7.98 Miles
3E04 • Ventana • Monterey Ranger District • Monterey County
The Miller Canyon Trail is a 7.98 mile trail in the Ventana Wilderness in Monterey County . The trail connects the Miller Canyon (19S03) and the Carmel River Trail (3E03)Please let…
North Coast Ridge Trail - 11.14 Miles
3E10 • Ventana • Monterey Ranger District • Monterey County
The North Coast Ridge Trail is a scenic 11.14 mile trail in the Ventana Wilderness in Monterey County . The trail connects the North Coast Ridge Road (20S05.2) and the Central Coast…
Pine Ridge Trail - 22.88 Miles
3E06 • Ventana • Monterey Ranger District • Monterey County
Pine Ridge Trail was reopened January 30, 2015. Hazardous trail conditions remain about 2miles up the trail where a washout has destroyed a section of the trail.  PLEASE use caution when hiking the trail and if you are at all uncomfortable please turn around and live to hike another day.
Puerto Suelo Trail - Ventana - 2.00 Miles
3E08 • Ventana • Monterey Ranger District • Monterey County
The Puerto Suelo Trail - Ventana is a scenic 2.00 mile trail in the Ventana Wilderness in Monterey County . The trail connects the Carmel River Trail (3E03) and the Ventana Double Cone Trail (2E04).…
Rattlesnake Creek Trail - 3.40 Miles
2E11 • Ventana • Monterey Ranger District • Monterey County
The Rattlesnake Creek Trail is a scenic 3.40 mile trail in the Ventana Wilderness in .
Rocky Creek Trail - 5.54 Miles
27W04 • Ventana • Monterey Ranger District • Monterey County
The Rocky Creek Trail is a scenic 5.54 mile trail in the Ventana Wilderness in Monterey County . The trail leads to Rocky Creek Camp - (1400 feet). Parking available in the large parking area and the trail head is across the bridge.
Rodeo Flat Trail - 2.73 Miles
4E26 • Ventana • Monterey Ranger District • Monterey County
The Rodeo Flat Trail is a scenic 2.73 mile trail in the Ventana Wilderness in Monterey County . The trail connects the North Coast Ridge Trail (3E10) and the Arroyo Seco Trail (4E10). Please…
San Antonio Trail - 3.60 Miles
5E04 • Ventana • Monterey Ranger District • Monterey County
The San Antonio Trail is a scenic 3.60 mile trail in the Ventana Wilderness in Monterey County . The trail connects the Centrail Coast Ridge Road (20S05.3) and the Salsipueded Road (21S03). Please let us know if you have explored this trail recently.
San Clemente Trail - 1.86 Miles
2E01 • Ventana • Monterey Ranger District • Monterey County
The San Clemente Trail is a short 1.86 mile trail in the Ventana Wilderness in .The trail connects the Skinner Ridge Trail (1E04) to Pine Creek Camp (2500 feet) . Please let us know if you have…
Santa Lucia Creek Connector Trail - 1.0 Miles
5E03 • Ventana • Monterey Ranger District • Monterey County
The Santa Lucia Creek Connector Trail is a scenic 1.0 mile trail in the Ventana Wilderness in Monterey County . The trail connects the Indians Road and the Santa Lucia Creek Trail (5E03). Please let us know if you have explored this trail recently.
Santa Lucia Creek Trail - 16.05 Miles
5E03 • Ventana • Monterey Ranger District • Monterey County
The Santa Lucia Creek Trail is a scenic 16.05 mile trail in the Ventana Wilderness in Monterey County . The starts at Arroyo Seco Campground (900 feet) and ends at Santa Lucia Memorial…
Santa Lucia Peak Trail - 2.69 Miles
6E01 • Ventana • Monterey Ranger District • Monterey County
The Santa Lucia Peak Trail is a short 2.69 mile connector trail in the Ventana Wilderness in Monterey County . The trail connects the Santa Lucia Creek Trail to Junipero Serra Peak. Please…
Skinner Ridge Trail - 7.14 Miles
1E04 • Ventana • Monterey Ranger District • Monterey County
The Skinner Ridge Trail is a scenic 7.14 mile trail in the Ventana Wilderness in Monterey County . The trail starts at Bottochers Gap Car Camp (2200 feet) and climbs to Devils Peak (4158 feet) and…
Slick Rock Trail - 3.25 Miles
5E20 • Ventana • Monterey Ranger District • Monterey County
The Slick Rock Trail is a scenic 3.25 mile trail in the Ventana Wilderness in Monterey County . The trail starts at Ponderosa Car Camp (1500 feet) and proceed to the fire road.  Please let us know if you have explored this trail…
South Fork Trail - 4.58 Miles
3E09 • Ventana • Monterey Ranger District • Monterey County
The South Fork Trail is a 4.58 mile trail in the Ventana Wilderness in Monterey County . The trail connects the Big Sur Trail (3E07) to the Marble Peak Trail (4E07)…
Stone Ridge Trail - 7.67 Miles
4E13 • Ventana • Monterey Ranger District • Monterey County
The Stone Ridge Trail is a scenic 7.67 mile trail in the Ventana Wilderness in Monterey County . The trail connects the Gamboa Trail (4E11) to the Kirk Creek Trail (4E17)…
Terrace Creek Trail - 1.48 Miles
3E22 • Ventana • Monterey Ranger District • Monterey County
The Terrace Creek Trail is a short 1.48 mile trail in the Ventana Wilderness in Monterey County . The trail connects the North Coast Ridge Road 20S05.1 to the Pine Ridge Trail (3E06).  
Tin House Trail - 1.16 Miles
2E05 • Ventana • Monterey Ranger District • Monterey County
The Tin House Trail is a 1.16 mile connector trail in the Ventana Wilderness in Monterey County . The trail connects Mt Manuel Trail 2E06 to the Tin House Camp (2400 feet).
Tony Trail - 2.63 Miles
4E06 • Ventana • Monterey Ranger District • Monterey County
The Tony Trail is a 2.63 mile trail in the Ventana Wilderness in Monterey County . Starting at Tassarajara Hot Springs the trail climbs up to the Marble Peak Trail (4E07)
Turner Creek Trail - 1.21 Miles
1E02 • Ventana • Monterey Ranger District • Monterey County
The Turner Creek Trail is a short 1.21 mile connector trail in the Ventana Wilderness in .The trail connects Skinner Ridge Trail 1E04 to the Turner Creek Camp (2500 feet).
Ventana Camp Trail - 1.10 Miles
2E14 • Ventana • Monterey Ranger District • Monterey County
The Ventana Camp Trail is a scenic 1.10 mile trail in the Ventana Wilderness in .The trail connects Pine Ridge Trail 3E06 down to the Big Sur River and Ventana Camp (650 feet).
Ventana Double Cone Trail - 7.53 Miles
2E04 • Ventana • Monterey Ranger District • Monterey County
The Ventana Double Cone Trail is a scenic 7.53 mile trail in the Ventana Wilderness in Monterey County . The trail connects Skinner Ridge Trail 1E04 along a few camps and Little Pines Mountain…


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