The trails around Cone Peak provide a number of interesting loops and out-and-back trips. The trail from the Cone Peak Road to the summit of Cone Peak is the only trail that is entirely clear, all the others suffer from a combination of logs and deadfall, brush growth, and tread issues, most caused or exacerbated by the recent fires.
On Sunday, May 15, I (Robert Parks), surveyed the loop from the Cone Peak Road (Cone Peak trailhead) to the Coast Ridge trailhead at the end of the Cone Peak Road. I collected data which is tabulated in the Survey Document linked below, including data from previous trips to the area. GPS info is available in Garmin (.gdb) and MapTech (.txf/.mxf) formats by request.
Short video of brush-clearing, for some reason my camera cut off after 35 frames of stop motion video. Windows Media Format (776KB)
The western section of the Gamboa Trail and the Stone Ridge Trail, which form a longer loop in the Cone Peak Gradient are not included in this survey.
The survey is a Rich Text Format (.rtf). It can be viewed on a large monitor, or printed out in landscape orientation on legal size paper.
Images (large thumbnails(~20K) and larger linked images(~150K))
If full resolution images are needed, note the exact image header (ex: "01-050516-104402") and contact me directly.
Maps with track and waypoints (click on images for medium size maps)
Cone Peak Area Trails Survey / Robert Parks / email@example.com /
revised May '05
Larger Image - 447 x 877 (94K)