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bizGreat views!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2004


Climbed 3 times so far. I loved the Stone Ridge Trail loop through goat camp and vicente flat. Beautiful terrain!
Posted Jul 29, 2010 2:10 pm

mrchad9Nice scenery  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 18, 2006


Pictures on this page made me determined to see snow and the ocean here in one view, the snow wasn't fresh but was just enough to satisfy.
Posted May 9, 2010 5:16 am

SkyPilot84Hike was easier than the drive  Sucess!


Got the Camry stuck (and eventually unstuck) on the way there, but still made it to the top!
Posted Dec 10, 2009 7:57 pm

CWesselsCone Peak Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 6, 2009


Trail is easy and well-maintained. View from the top is superb. We scrambled up the rocks on the SW face; I was surprised to find several hundred feet of good rocks to climb below this peak.
Posted Oct 13, 2009 7:22 pm

justingCrisp autumn day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 4, 2009


Nice little consolation prize on a stormy weekend in the Sierras.
Posted Oct 5, 2009 12:27 pm

SageHawkEasy Hike, Great Views  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2008


I've bagged this peak too many times to count. An easy hike with well maintained trail from the Coast Ridge Road. The Peak is usually well above the coastal overcast for superb views.
Posted Sep 2, 2009 8:28 pm

JHH60From Kirk Creek  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 1, 2002


Hiked to summit from sea level (Highway 1) over the course of two days, with a night at Vicente Flat. Cold (low 30s F) on the summit!
Posted Jun 23, 2009 1:43 pm

NoonduelerTwisted hell...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 6, 1996


outa my ankle loading the van for the trip to the Santa Lucias but it was ok the next day. Big old views high above the socked in Pacific coastline!
Posted Feb 5, 2009 12:33 am

NefsekFrom Naciemento-Ferguson Road
Date Climbed: Feb 10, 2008


Cone peak road was closed, so hiked the 5-ish miles to the trailhead, topped out mid-afternoon with outstanding views of the Big Sur coastline. Didn't want to come down!
Posted Jul 28, 2008 1:21 am

vancouver islanderNice warm-up  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 29, 2008

vancouver islander

Nice warm up hike for other trips in the area.

Via the standard route from Coast Ridge Road in a bit over an hour each way. Gorgeous, sunny day and spring flowers in over abundance.
Posted May 20, 2008 7:57 pm

colinrCone Peak Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 27, 2008


I made the quick hike up with my two dogs on a cool, clear evening. The views did not disappoint me!
Posted Mar 28, 2008 3:07 pm

WickedRuggedEasy Hike Up Cone Peak Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 19, 2008


Drove up Cone Peak Road 5.1 miles to the marked trailhead (next time I'll park at the first turnout at 4 miles and hike the road to the trail, as the road gets tougher to drive from there). Had a couple visitors from the East Coast, and the views did not disappoint. Clear day, almost no fog, incredible views!
Posted Mar 20, 2008 10:45 pm

rhyangNorth Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 16, 2008


Hiked all the way up Cone Peak Road (6 miles), then about 0.75mi into the Ventana Wilderness, then cut west up to North Ridge, scrambled it all the way to summit.

Generally rotten rock, but at least the brush at this elevation wasn't bad and there appeared to be a use trail in places. Kept it to class 2-3-ish bypassing some of towers. Descended via the summit trail. ~13 miles / 3000' for the day, which was clear but windy (a storm passed through yesterday).

In past years I've come up via Cone Peak road or Trail Spring numerous times. Always a fun way to top off a trip to the south Ventana !
Posted Mar 16, 2008 11:57 pm

edevartEasy Summit Gone Bad!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2006


Summitted despite some of the worst insect swarms I've ever experienced. Should have brought a drysuit and a motorcycle helmet.
Posted Sep 4, 2007 6:16 pm

copegCone Peak Trail


Nice and easy hike up along the Cone Peak Trail. Simply spectacular views of the Big Sur Coast from the summit. Hiked in spring when the ticks were out in full force - pulled several off of me along the way up.
Posted Aug 30, 2007 4:31 pm

Bill KishCone Peak Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2007

Bill Kish

Nice hot day, beautiful sunset.
Posted Jul 1, 2007 3:34 am

SFMountaineerClimbed Successfully  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 8, 2007


The climb itself it quite easy...the road to the trailhead was a little more difficult! Great view, worthwhile hike.
Posted Apr 9, 2007 12:10 am

metasyn11Twin Peak and Cone Peak from Vicente Flat camp  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 31, 2007


Headed up Stone Ridge to Twin Peak then ridge-whacked to Cone Peak, back down to Vicente Flat. Cross-country was not bad and the views and wildflowers were gorgeous.
Posted Apr 1, 2007 9:39 pm

Bubba SuessMy brother moved to Guam...  Sucess!

Bubba Suess

...but when he was at the NPS, I was grateful to have someone so close to hit the Ventana with!
Posted Mar 15, 2007 1:39 am

theronmoondream come true  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 5, 2006


On a plant collecting trip I was able to finally make my dream come true. It was all clouds on the way up until summit break. With the grandest views i have ever seen. Watched the sun go down and the almost full moon come up. Favorite peak experience yet.
Posted Oct 7, 2006 2:57 am

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