Coast to Crest Trail #7 – Old Coach to Raptor Ridge

The Old Coach Staging Area to Raptor Ridge hike was hike #3 with Dawn. We found the parking area no problem.

Base Camp Comms

Since we were hiking together, no need to tell anyone else – Ha! We did need to. We just didn’t. Well, I didn’t. Silly.


It took us 2 hours and 18 minutes to go out and back. One of our longer hikes. Because the trail heads are getting further and further east. We are getting a later start on the trail.


We get better and better at this each time.

  • Water (16 oz)
  • Toilet paper and wipes (3 oz)
  • 1st Aid Kit
  • GU (1.1 oz)
  • Camera
  • Hiking Stick

Distance and Elevation

The trail from Old Coach Staging Area to Raptor Ridge and back was 4.71 miles. The switch backs took us up just over 400 feet.

Trail Etiquette

We saw lots of folks on this hike. A team of runners, some mountain bikers. Some had bells. Some didn’t. Some told us they were coming. Some didn’t.

Sights and Sounds

I can’t remember any that stand out…but a lovely hike through the valley. Lots of dust as it was getting pretty dry.

On to the next trail!

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