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Pat Spring Camp via Long Ridge Road

Long Ridge Road (closed to vehicles), Skinner Ridge Trail, return

Round Trip: 17 miles, 4880 ft.gain
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Attractions are views along ridgeline to reach iconic Big Sur camp. 

Multiple camp spots around Pat Spring, a perennial spring at 3700 ft elevation !

Park along side of road near "The Hoist", at current end of Palo Colorado Road. 

• Classic Ventana experience is camping at Pat Spring Camp.
• Many then opt to dayhike to Ventana Double Cone
• Do not drive private Long Ridge Road, will create resident encounters/problems, no place to park at Turner Creek Trail - hikers ok when staying on road
• Start of Turner Creek Trail obscure, not well marked - towards end of road will see gate straight-ahead, curve right along now descending road for short distance, then look left
• Trail section near Turner Creek Camp often overgrown/difficult - look for and use usetrail bypass
• Pat Spring only perennial source along ridgeline
• Many prefer to camp on ridge just above Pat Spring Camp proper, to get view - but if windy, can get blown off
Note:  many photomap photos taken on evalution hike immediately following Soberanes wildfire, so much looks burnt - not the case now

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Day hike to Ventana Double Cone:
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