An unbelievably unique hike through a 932-acre natural park with incredible rock formations caused by activity from the San Andreas Fault.
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Unique just like the embers that thrive in a blazing campfire. The Campfire Espresso delivers a complex, yet balanced aroma ideal for early morning coffee at home or in the mountains. It’s our most adaptable roast, which is able to be enjoyed as an espresso or through other brewing methods such as pour over.
Tasting notes include dark chocolate, cherry citrus, and citrus caramel.
About this Coffee
- Heading to the hike from Los Angeles, you'll want to take the US-101 North or the US-405 North until you intersect with the 5 North. Merge onto the CA-14 North and exit at Agua Dulce Canyon Road. Take a left after exiting the freeway and continue down the road (Agua Dulce Canyon Road turns into West Escondido Canyon Road) for the next 2.2 miles and the Vasquez Rocks Natural Area Park entrance will be on your right. Once you arrive at the entrance, there's a parking lot available or street parking along Escondido Canyon Road if the lot is filled.
- NOTE: the trail condition ranges from good to poor in certain areas if you wander off the main route or the Pacific Crest Trail. Some scrambling may be required throughout the loop.
- Start your hike at the visitor center (restrooms are located inside, if needed) and head towards the group campsite on the south side of the visitor center.
- When you reach the group campsite, follow the History Trail to Horse and Foot Trail.
- At Horse and Foot trail, take a right heading up the ascending path towards the ridge line. A split without any marking will quickly appear and you'll want to follow the trail to the left that will have a slight decline.
- Follow this path until you reach the split with the sign "Stay on Trail." Take the path that descends towards the rock formation with the caves ahead. The path was is poor condition and the gravel made falling on your butt a high possibility.
- As you approach the caves, feel free to enjoy a quick break in the shade and have a snack.
- Afterwards, head to the south end of the caves and follow the path with the incline leading above the caves. You'll head north for a short while and then merge onto the path heading south again.
- Continuing down the descending path, you'll eventually merge with a fire road.
- Veer left and you'll approach a beautiful canyon exposing even more stunning angles of the rock formation you just walked over. The caves you were just at should be visible to the left as well.
- After passing the canyon, a 3-way junction with the Pacific Crest Trail will be a short distance ahead. Take the trail to the left and follow this back to the car. You'll also be able to take a quick detour to Famous Rock and explore the most popular destination of the park. You should be able to even notice this area from the multiple movies that have filmed here in the past (Star Trek, A Single Man, The Flintstones, Little Miss Sunshine, etc.).