Vasquez Rocks and the Pacific Crest Trail

January 6, 2016 @ 8:00 am
Vasquez Rocks and the Pacific Crest Trail

9.1 MRT – Moderate to Strenuous (1,485′ elevation gain/loss) with a short car shuttle.

Meet at 8:00 AM at the 118 & Stearns St. Park & Ride. Bring your camera, water and lunch. Wear boots.

After dropping shuttle vehicle(s) off in the parking lot at Vasquez Rocks County Park near Agua Dulce, we’ll carpool a few miles to the point at which the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) crosses Soledad Canyon Road where our one-way hike will start. Soon after crossing the Santa Clara River, we’ll reach the Golden Spike Monument commemorating the completion of the PCT. From there we’ll begin a gradual climb up the mountainous terrain, eventually descending to a tunnel under Hwy 14 which leads to Vasquez Rocks County Park with its awe-inspiring rock formations that have appeared in many films.