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

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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 & 500 gain and set up camp. After lunch we will hike to a viewpoint (optional), approx 2 miles R/T 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 1000 gain. 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.
Rain Cancels. Camping fee will be devided among participants.
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