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Hike notes: 
Kirk Creek Trail to Vicente Flat Camp

Round Trip: 10 miles, 2900 ft.gain
Route metrics & trail conditions 

  Attractions are iconic coastal views and Cone Peak view enroute.  Popular destination (so can get overcrowded) with dispersed camp spots in large redwood grove.  Can combine with dayhike to Cone Peak or do the Cone Peak Loop (aka Stone Ridge Loop) for views. 

  Attractive campspots amid redwoods.  Perennial water but in summer can require going upstream in Hare Creek.  Vicente Camp can get crowded, especially on weekends, so not a place for solitude/privacy/quiet - especially at the southern-most campspots.  An alternative with more privacy and a view of Cone Peak is meadow with flat shadeed spots 0.4 up the Stone Ridge Trail (but water must be carried water up there)

  72 hour parking along Route 1 at trailhead. 

Detailed hike descriptions:
  Note: "Vicente Flat Trail" is sometimes used to refer to the officially-named "Kirk Creek Trail" between Route 1 to Vicente Flat
Cone Peak Hiking Guide(very detailed)
Vicente Flat Trail (Hiking in Big Sur)
The Vicente Flat Trail (Redwood Hikes)
Vicente Flat Trail, Big Sur (Bay Area Workers Guide to Backpacking)
Cone Peak "Sea to Sky" - Vicente Flat (mostly photos)

Surrounding Hike Links:
  Photomap - Excusion to Cone Peak  
Photomap - Cone Peak Loop (aka Stone Ridge Loop)  
Jim Ringland's photos with descriptions for Kirk Creek Trail and Cone Peak Loop  

  Backpacking Big Sur's Cone Peak- Sea to Summit
Big Sur Backpacking - Cone Peak, Sea to Sky

Related Links:
  Local Trail Conditions Map
Big Sur hiking information