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Cruikshank Trail to Villa Creek Camp

Round Trip: 5 miles, 1500 ft.gain
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Attraction is camp under trees near large creek with pools.  Popular destination for those coming from south of Monterey County. 

Several campspots available around main camp by picnic table.  Perennial water at creek.

72 hour parking along Route 1 at trailhead. 

• Villa Creek crossing can be impassable after heavy winter rains. 
• For a 3 day trip, take advantage of recent trailwork (Oct.2019) with a day hike to the north end of Buckeye Trail and Alder Creek Camp, with seldom seen views of Alder Creek drainage. 

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