Started at the TH, followed the trail up to Cone Peak then made the traverse over to Twin Peak. Some scrambling and several ups and downs to get to Twin Peak. Retraced route back to car, RT was just over 3 hours, 6 1/2 miles, 2100+ feet of gain. Amazing views from the top of Cone!
Loop hike including Cone and Twin Peaks and a decent down to Vicente Flat.
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Hiked the faint trail along the ridge from the Cone Peak Trail. The night before, I camped at the great campsite 4+ miles from the pavement, then started early from the Cone Peak trailhead. Made a 3-peak 10 mile loop out of the day. Highly recommended. Trip Report
Done via the Twitchell Flat Usetrail and the Stone Ridge Firebreak. Warm day, lots of exposure to the sun, and no water. The views were epic and the campsite at the summit was wonderful. For the life of me I couldn't find the trail over to Cone Peak.