Camps Historic Trail Outing

November 10-11, 2012

Note that because this is Veterans’ Day weekend many schools have a holiday break on the following Monday.


The 12.4-mile Pacific Skyline Council’s Camps Historic Trail is in the heart of the Santa Cruz Mountains and passes through three locations where the council has established camps. There will be a barbeque lunch at the end of the outing. Those who successfully complete the hike qualify to receive an award (see pricing).


Scout leaders have elected to:

  • Begin on Saturday morning and end on Sunday afternoon.
  • Hike in the downhill direction from Cutter Scout Reservation to Memorial County Park for a net elevation drop of 1,730 feet from start to finish (approximate trail profile).
  • Make this a 2-day backpacking trip instead of a 1-day hike. Note that the Tarwater Trail Camp is not accessible by car. It includes pit toilets and trash cans.

Participants will need to prepare appropriately for a backpacking outing, including bringing food for lunch, dinner and breakfast (backpacking food reference). We will filter water and hot water will be prepared during dinner and breakfast.

Approximate Schedule:

11/10 7 AM sharp Depart from church
11/10 9 AM Depart on hike from Cutter Scout Reservation
11/10 4 PM Arrive at Tarwater trail camp in Pescadero Creek Co. Park; dinner
11/11 9 AM Depart from Tarwater trail camp
11/11 1 PM Arrive at Hoffman Flat trailhead in Memorial Park
11/11 1:30 PM Arrive at Huckleberry Flat #3 in Memorial Park; picnic lunch
11/11 4 PM Depart Memorial Park
11/11 5 PM Arrive at church

Due to trail camp capacity we need to limit the number of participants to the first 24 who sign up and pay.

[label style=”warning”] – Important –[/label] [highlight bg=”#FFFF88″ color=”#000000″]Adults who are not participating in the hike are needed to drive the hiking party to and from this non-loop hike.[/highlight]


$40 including Medal award

$33 including Patch award

$30 for outing only, without Medal or Patch awards.

Trailboss: Rick Schulze