Coastal Lighthouse Route

Total Miles
12.1

Elevation

64.82 ft

Duration

1 Hours

Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Winter, Fall

Trail Overview

The road ahead is narrow, designed for a single vehicle, and requires an experienced driver with a 2WD and clearance or a 4WD vehicle. Compared to the neighboring routes, this road is more rugged and primitive in nature. As you depart from the Punta San Carlos route, you'll catch your first glimpses of the ocean, and soon enough, you'll find yourself journeying parallel to the crashing waves for a significant portion of the way. Exercise caution when you encounter the first left fork leading off the route to the south, as a section of that beach route is on the map but has been washed out, rendering it impassable. Continuing on, you'll come across Campo Nuevo situated within a wash, and further along, there will be numerous options to explore surf breaks, camping spots, and fishing locations towards the ocean. Similar to other routes in this region, you'll encounter several outposts where locals are engaged in selecting perfectly sized polished rocks for export, primarily used in pool construction in the states. Passing by a couple of ranches, you'll eventually arrive at the Lighthouse situated before the Marina and Punta San Antonio.

Difficulty

Easy for any 4WD but there could be some challenging areas for a 2WD with clearance unless the driver is experienced off-road and comfortable pushing the limits. Definitely not recommended in any wet conditions without 4WD. Other than that warning it's a fairly easy route with only a few steep washes to drop in and drive out.

Technical Rating

2

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Access Description

Take the Punta San Carlos route from Highway One and turn off to the right where the trail begins.

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