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Kirk Creek Trail to Vicente Flat - 1 member in 1 triplog has rated this an average 5 ( 1 to 5 best )
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Kirk Creek Trail to Vicente FlatCentral Coast, CA
Central Coast, CA
Hiking avatar Mar 30 2019
JimmyLydingTriplogs 781
Hiking12.12 Miles 3,507 AEG
Hiking12.12 Miles   5 Hrs   58 Mns   2.07 mph
3,507 ft AEG      7 Mns Break
 
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This was the best hike I've done in Big Sur. Extremely freaking fantastic. Basically it was a steady ascent away from the coast on a trail that's seemingly suspended in air above the wild coast. With wildflowers. Then it was on to the portion of the hike that traveled high above the impressively deep Hare Canyon before running out of gas and time in the redwoods around Vicente Camp. Vicente Camp looked like it was in for a busy night.

I'd love to do this one again, and I'm feeling quite emboldened about exploring the area further after pulling off the drive. It sucks to drive 3 hours each way for a hike, but if it's worth it it's worth it.
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Wildflowers Observation Substantial
Very strong wildflower showing on March 30th of 2019. Shooting stars, western columbine, blue dicks, and poppies, poppies, and more poppies. Lots more.
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average hiking speed 2.07 mph

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