Distance from HQ: 4.4 miles
Elevation gain/loss: +1080/-1940 feet
Camp elevation: 1,660 feet
Picnic table: no
Outhouse: no. The old outhouse totally NOT useable. Stay away.
Water: nearest water source is Coyote Creek
Number of sites: 1, for groups of 1-8 people.
Mexican Flat is not very easy to find, but it's a great choice if you're in the mood for seclusion and you'd like a site with both sun and shade. The camp is located next to the Middle Fork of Coyote Creek on sunny, grassy flat bench on the north side of the creek.
There are two ways to reach Mexican Flat. From Upper Camp, you can rock hop or wade up the Middle Fork about a half mile until the narrow canyon broadens out and forms a flat, sunny, grassy bench on the north side of the creek (your destination), or you can climb up the wooded hillside west of Upper Camp until you reach a flat shelf, head northwest along deer trails until you see the canyon open out, descend to the creek, and cross to the flat on the other side.
Whichever route you choose, look for an old outhouse above the flat where the woods begin.
We plan to add very brightly colored trail markers along the creek to aid in your finding the site.
The creek usually stop flowing in summer, but you can find year-round pools upstream from the campsite.