Crystal Cove beginner backpacking weekend

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Crystal Cove Ridge Park Rd Entrance

Ridge Park Rd & E. Coastal Peak Rd · Newport Coast, CA

How to find us

We will meet at the trailhead at the end of the cul-de-sac

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Join us for a beginner backpack at Crystal Cove Lower El Moro Campground. Crystal cove State Park has breathtaking views, on a clear day you can see up to Catalina Island. We’ll hike 3.25 miles & 400 gain and set up camp. After resting and lunch we will do a day hike to the beach (optional), approx 6 miles R/T & 800 gain for a striking view of Crystal Cove Beach. Back at camp we will have a relaxing Happy Hour and weather permitting, enjoy a beautiful ocean view sunset. In the morning, we will do a tent tour and talk about backpacking equipment. Total 6.5 miles with 800 gain with backpacks and 6 miles with 800 gain day pack. Moderate pace. Primitive campground has tables and pit toilets. No water available. Please bring at least 5L of water, lugsoles, layers, breakfast, lunch, dinner, happy hour to share, and sunglasses, backpack equipment for overnight.
This outing is for adults only.
Rain cancels.
Max. 12 people including leaders.
Cost of camping sites will be divided among all participants including leaders.
Please add yourself to the waiting list and message event organizer April Armijo
Ldr: April Armijo. Asst: Fran Penn.