Ascent of King Peak on 2018-07-21

Climber: Marcus Sierra

Date:Saturday, July 21, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:King Peak
    Elevation:4088 ft / 1246 m

Ascent Trip Report

The drive in is fairly long, but not too challenging. There were a couple of low clearance vehicles many miles deep on King Peak Road. The hike itself follows a trail all the way to the summit, unfortunately the ocean was fogged in. Did the lollypop hike that seems to be the popular method. Afterword I took the Saddle Mountain Road, it was steep but not too rocky, I was able to drive that back to a later junction on King Peak road. This bypasses all of the stream crossings, although I would not attempt the road in a 2wd given the steepness. But in a 4wd this route is shorter distance and adds some variety.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1972 ft / 601 m
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1972 ft / 601 m
    Distance:5.4 mi / 8.6 km
    Start Trailhead:2116 ft / 644 m
    Time:3 Hours 11 Minutes
Descent Statistics

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