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Ventana Double Cone via Long Ridge Road
Long Ridge Road (closed to vehicles), Skinner Ridge Trail, Ventana Double Cone Trail, return

Round Trip: 31 miles, 8600 ft.gain
Route metrics & trail conditions 
Printable map - entire route 
Printable map - to Pat Spring Camp 
Printable map - to Ventana Double Cone 

Attractions are views along horseshoe ridgeline to reach iconic Big Sur view, camping at renowned Pat Spring. 

Variety of camps (and use camps) along trail.  Dispersed camping also possible.  For water information check individual camp descriptions on interactive map.  Pat Spring, at 3700 ft elevation, is only perennial source along ridgeline. 

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

• Classic VDC experience is camping at Pat Spring Camp with 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
• Do not forget to sign, and replace, register on VDC (kept beneath a few rocks)
Note:  many photomap photos taken on evalution hike immediately following Soberanes wildfire, so much looks burnt - not the case now

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