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Cruikshank Trail to Villa Creek Camp


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

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

Access:
  72 hour parking along Route 1 at trailhead. 

Notes:
  • 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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  Local Trail Conditions Map
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