Hike from Kirk Creek Campground to Vicente Flat Trail

Rate this Adventure Kirk Creek Campground, Big Sur, California, United States

  • Activities:

    Camping, Mountain Biking, Running, Backpacking, Fitness

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  • Season:

    Year Round

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  • RT Distance:

    10.9 Miles

  • Elevation Gain:

    3454 Feet

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The hike from Kirk Creek Campground to Vicente Flat Trail, in Limekiln State Park, is a 10.9 mile trail. The trail features beautiful ocean views and vistas of the Big Sur coast.

The Vicente Flat Trail is well kept and wide, with many campsites at the end. This trail is very close to Cone Peak, and is used for mountain biking, trail running, birding, and nature trips. 

Photos: Michael GobbiElaine Layabout, David Stone and Andrew K. Smith

Pack List

  • All water you will need to drink (3-4 liters per day)
    • All water you will need to cook (another ~3 liters)
  • Sturdy hiking boots or trail runners
  • Layers for windy days 
  • Snacks
  • If you are spending the night: water filtration, backpack, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, headlamp, first aid kit
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