Ventana Wilderness 7 Peak Challenge

Just east of Big Sur, California lies a vast wilderness containing the remote, coastal peaks of the Santa Lucia Mountains. The 240,000 acre wilderness is known for its lack of crowds, remote and often overgrown trails, and harsh vegetation preventing any sane off-trail travel. This challenge brings together 7 peaks within the Ventana Wilderness with trails to their summits. Frequent fires lead to closures; be sure to check the latest conditions at http://www.ventanawild.org/




  • Junipero Serra Peak

    5,862 ft / 1,787 m • 9 summits • California, United States

    Junipero Serra Peak (also known by its ancient Native American name Pimlokam) is the highest mountain in the Santa Lucia Mountains. From its broad summit and fire tower par...

  • Cone Peak

    5,155 ft / 1,571 m • 9 summits • California, United States

    Cone Peak is a 5,155 ft / 1,571 m mountain peak in the Santa Lucia Mountains in California, United States. Based on peakery data, it ranks as the 2622nd highest mountain i...

  • Ventana Double Cone

    4,846 ft / 1,477 m • 1 summit • California, United States

    Ventana Double Cone is a 4,846 ft / 1,477 m mountain peak near Carmel Valley Village, California, United States. Based on peakery data, it ranks as the 2807th highest moun...

  • Mount Carmel

    4,417 ft / 1,346 m • 2 summits • California, United States

    Mount Carmel is a 4,417 ft / 1,346 m mountain peak in the Santa Lucia Range in California, United States. Based on peakery data, it ranks as the 3094th highest mountain in...

  • Devils Peak

    4,158 ft / 1,267 m • 4 summits • California, United States

    Devils Peak is a 4,158 ft / 1,267 m mountain peak in the Santa Lucia Range in California, United States. Based on peakery data, it ranks as the 3265th highest mountain in ...

  • Marble Peak

    4,012 ft / 1,223 m • 1 summit • California, United States

    Marble Peak is a 4,012 ft / 1,223 m mountain peak near Carmel Valley Village, California, United States. Based on peakery data, it ranks as the 3355th highest mountain in ...

  • Manuel Peak

    3,524 ft / 1,074 m • 6 summits • California, United States

    Manuel Peak is a 3,524 ft / 1,074 m mountain peak near Carmel Valley Village, California, United States. Based on peakery data, it ranks as the 3709th highest mountain in ...