Cone Peak Climber's Log

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SFMountaineer - Apr 9, 2007 12:10 am Date Climbed: Apr 8, 2007

Climbed Successfully  Sucess!

The climb itself it quite easy...the road to the trailhead was a little more difficult! Great view, worthwhile hike.


metasyn11 - Apr 1, 2007 9:39 pm Date Climbed: Mar 31, 2007

Twin Peak and Cone Peak from Vicente Flat camp  Sucess!

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.

Bubba Suess

Bubba Suess - Mar 15, 2007 1:39 am

My brother moved to Guam...  Sucess!

...but when he was at the NPS, I was grateful to have someone so close to hit the Ventana with!


theronmoon - Oct 7, 2006 2:57 am Date Climbed: Oct 5, 2006

dream come true  Sucess!

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.


pieris - Aug 24, 2006 4:18 am Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2000

overnight  Sucess!

Best place to see the sun set on the west coast.


kngalaric - Aug 9, 2006 4:14 am Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2006

Great Views of Big Sur and the coast  Sucess!

A fine lookout, trail, and all around great hike.


96avs01 - Jun 28, 2006 8:02 am Date Climbed: May 21, 2006

No views  Sucess!

Summitted at ~4:00 PM with Mike and Miranda. There were no views from the summit. :(


rice - Jun 12, 2006 4:07 pm Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2006

CONE PEAK  Sucess!


lakenyon - May 14, 2006 9:22 pm Date Climbed: Apr 29, 2006

From Kirk Creek  Sucess!

Day hike from Kirk Creek Campground via Vicente Flat Trail.


simplify - Feb 22, 2006 4:30 am Date Climbed: Feb 12, 2006

Cone Peak Road was open  Sucess!

After visiting Mt Manuel the previous week, i returned to Big Sur to take advantage of the spurt in good weather. The views from the summit are amazing.


Frankly45 - Feb 6, 2006 10:46 am

Date Climbed: Jan 24, 2006  Sucess!

Beautiful day on the the big sur coast

Dennis Poulin

Dennis Poulin - Nov 10, 2005 1:19 pm

Route Climbed: The Wrong Trail Date Climbed: 5 November 2005  Sucess!

Followed the trail at the end of road up to the north ridgeline and then the north ridgeline to the summit. Why do I do these things when there are easier routes?


cjrandall - May 12, 2005 12:55 pm Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2001

Cone Peak Trail  Sucess!

A night hike under the light of the full moon. Drove down from Monterey, arriving at the trailhead around 11pm. Needed only a small pen-size flashlight in certain places, I am probably the only geek in the world night-hiking without a headlamp.

Not a breath of wind on the summit, and warm. A couple other hikers were camping just below the summit when I arrived around 12:15am. I walked carefully, not wanting to wake them.

Hiked back down to the trailhead and camped at the end of Cone Peak Road.


derbilly - May 3, 2005 11:41 am

Route Climbed: Kirk Creek to Gamboa loop Date Climbed: May 1, 2005  Sucess!

A long 25 mile, approximately 7000' gain adventure. We started from the Kirk Creek trailhead, took the Kirk Creek Trail to Vicente Flat, continued on the Vicente Flat Trail to Coast Ridge Road, walked along the road to the Cone Peak Trail and took that up to Cone Peak. On the descent, we continued on the trail down to Trail Spring, making a side trip to Twin Peak along the way. From Trail Spring we took the Gamboa Trail to the tick infested, slumping and disappearing Stone Ridge Trail to a coast overlook on the ridge between Limekiln Creek and West Fork. From here we decended on a combination of use trails to a dirt road that lead down to Hwy 1 just north of Limekiln Creek then hiked a few miles on Hwy 1 back to the car.


rgreene - Mar 28, 2005 2:23 am

Route Climbed: Dirt Road + Trail from Nacimiento Date Climbed: 27 March 2005  Sucess!

3 hours up, 1.5 down. Good exercise, clouds moved in as I neared the summit. Then it started drizzling. Ended in the dark in a total "rain out". Yay me.

pjcruse - Nov 29, 2004 6:38 pm

Route Climbed: Cone Peak Trail Date Climbed: November 28 2004  Sucess!

Beautiful clear and cool day, unlimited visability in all directions.

This is a good trail to run in and out. Good workout.



blmcclain - May 31, 2004 2:26 am

Route Climbed: Cone Peak Trail Date Climbed: May 30th, 2004  Sucess!

Very hot day! Took my time reaching the summit to conserve energy. The bugs were incredibly thick and a total downer on a great day. A bit of haze but overall excellent views of the entire Ventana Wilderness and the Pacific. This would be a great hike in the winter. Only one rattlesnake encountered on the whole hike and he was more scared that me!


hyperbolictans - May 2, 2004 12:10 am

Route Climbed: cone peak trail Date Climbed: 2004 May 1st  Sucess!

Took about ~65 minutes to reach the summit. Had to share the summit with throngs of bugs and flies. Clear day, amazing view of the ocean.


Lara - Jan 27, 2004 7:14 pm

Route Climbed: Lookout trail Date Climbed: November, 2003  Sucess!

This was the day I learned D can enjoy an easy day hike. The gray moody views of the ocean, rugged beaches and surrounding hills from the top of Cone Peak were inspirational.


Diggler - Nov 30, 2003 5:53 pm

Route Climbed: Lookout trail from Nacimiento-Fergusson Rd. Date Climbed: 29 November, 2003  Sucess!

Went up with Lara. Started from trailhead at 10.23. Nice, easy pace got us to the top by 11.40. While not sunny, the skies were mostly clear, the coast below us being socked in at the terminus of some of the deep coastal canyons, but fairly clear up above. The views were astounding, & the weather great, albeit slightly windy. Starting back down @ 12.04, we got back to the trailhead at 13.14.

The weather for the region turning cloudy & rainy the next day, the great weather we had on the peak is even more appreciated in retrospect.

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