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Hike notes: 
Lost Valley Trail to Lost Valley


From Escondido Campground:
Round Trip: 12 miles, 3700 ft.gain
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From Memorial Park:
(Santa Lucia Memorial Park Campground)
Round Trip: 18 miles, 4100 ft.gain
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Overview:
  Attraction is isolated meadow, gorgeous flowers in season. 

Camp:
  Campspots available in meadow.  Perennial water at creek.

Access:
  Paid parking at Escondido Campground or Santa Lucia Memorial Park Campground. 

Notes:
 
• Escondido Campground accessible by 4WD when ArroyoSeco-Indians Road open
• Bill Cotta Memorial, just beyond Lost Valley Camp, for rider lost while crossing creek at high-flow
• For the adventurous, possible loop via Arroyo Seco, Rodeo Flat, North Coast Ridge, and Lost Valley Connector Trails - but latter trail obscure, best with GPS guidance (and suggest clockwise routing due to steepness of Rodeo Flat Trail)

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  Local Trail Conditions Map
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