Mountain bike ride and hike to Cone Peak, Big Sur

08-03-2019 All day
Junction of Nacimiento-Fergusson Road and Coast Ridge Road
Address: Forest Rte 22S05, Big Sur, CA 93920, USA

Update 8/1:

The CNPS mountain bike ride is still on for Saturday, August 3rd, but the venue has been changed due to the Mill Fire to San Simeon Creek Road.

Carpooling is still available from Santa Rosa Park in SLO at 7:30am.
We will meet at the San Simeon State Park Day Use Area – park and ride – at 8:30am.

See you there!


Ride the Coast Ridge Road to the Cone Peak trailhead, then hike to the summit (5,155 ft.) and return. Along the way, take in the amazing views and see some rare plants – Santa Lucia fir and Sugar pine. Meet at the junction of Nacimiento-Fergusson Road and Coast Ridge Road (36°00’35.7″N  121°27’08.3″W) at 10:30 am. For a carpool option, meet either at Santa Rosa Park in San Luis Obispo at 7:30 am or at the Washburn Day Use Area of San Simeon State Park, 1.5 miles north of Cambria (35°35’40.7″N 121°07’27.2″W), 8:20 am. The bike ride is 11 miles round trip to the Cone Peak trailhead and back. The hike is 5 miles round trip.  Bring a helmet, water, lunch, snacks, sunscreen, as well as shoes/boots and a hat for the hike.  Also, bring a cable lock for your bike to use during the hike.  For those interested in carpooling, a pickup truck is preferable to transport others and their gear.  For more information, contact Bill Waycott (805) 459-2103, bill.waycott@gmail.com.

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