Tassajara

Total Miles
14.0

Elevation

1,490.60 ft

Duration

1.5 Hours

Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

Summer, Spring, Fall

Trail Overview

This is a beautiful, graded, well-maintained dirt road surrounded by the Ventana Wilderness. The road initially climbs an easy grade to Chews Ridge, then narrows and starts to descend a slightly more rocky and steep grade with incredible views of Black Butte, Black Cone, and Junipero Sera Peak, ultimately leading to a Zen retreat center where the road ends. The road may be subject to closures or become impassable following severe storms, but it drains well. 4WD is not necessary during the dry season but would be recommended in wet conditions. Sedans can travel this road but may have clearance issues with ruts in some areas and would not be advised during the rainy season.

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Difficulty

Following rain, there can be deep puddles, some mud, and very shallow water crossings, especially in the last 1.5 miles of the road.

Technical Rating

2

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Access Description

This trail is accessible from East Carmel Valley Road. Follow signage for Tassajara Road.

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