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Three Peaks Loop

Salmon Creek Trail, South Coast Ridge Road (dirt), Dutra Trail, Spruce Creek Trail

Round Trip: 15 miles, 4300 ft.gain
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Overview:
  Attractions are hike by stream with waterfalls, with side trip to Salmon Creek Falls and/or Upper Salmon Creek Falls, views of coast and inland, and large grassy meadows. 

Camps:
  Three Peaks Camp has nearby stream with choice of sunny meadow or under trees with table.  For three day trip can stay at Estrella and Dutra Flat Camp - but note that cattle may seasonally be found around Dutra Flat Camp making it unattractive, so suggest alternate camping at Dutra homestead.  For water information check individual camp descriptions on interactive map.

Access:
  72 hour parking allowed along CA Route 1 near trailhead. 

Notes:
  • Section between Estrella Camp and South Coast Ridge Road can get brushy/obscure. 
• Very few vehicles reach this section of South Coast Ridge Road.

Surrounding Hike Links:
  Blog post: Three Peaks Trail, a ridgeline hike to Dutra homestead

Related Links:
  Local Trail Conditions Map
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