Ewoldsen Trail

HARD 96 reviews

Ewoldsen Trail is a 6.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Big Sur, California that features a river. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking.

6.2 miles 2752 feet Loop

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You've got your old growth redwood forest, scrub landscapes, sweeping canyon and ocean views, and a nice bit of elevation gain. If you only have one day to see the sites, this trail is a good complement to the McWay Falls trail that also starts from the same parking area.

1 day ago

Great trail- would recommend this over Yosemite any day! Redwoods and ocean!

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22 days ago

Beach views and redwoods? Winning. Definitely got my heart going. Lots of uphill. Loved it.

24 days ago

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1 month ago

Awesome hike- prepare to feel the burn! Bring water and don't bother attempting this in jeans.

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1 month ago

Nice trail with lots of great views. I wouldn't say it was strenuous though. More moderate, just lots of uphill.

2 months ago

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3 months ago

Absolutely beautiful! One of the best hikes I have ever been on.

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4 months ago

great hike through beautiful scenery. view from the ridge of the water is awesome. be aware of the fog...or you may be disappointed when you get to the top.

4 months ago

Incredible views of the ocean. I got poison oak of this trail so be careful

4 months ago

Great hike, half shaded, the other half gets hot. Beautiful trail!

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5 months ago

Sept 2014 - This is a challenging hike with a spectacular payoff: unrivaled views of the iconic cliffsides. The fauna is fantastic. I only ding it for being a bit monotonous at times; large portions are chalk full of switchbacks that can feel repetitive and get old quickly. Still, the views and the trees make this hike worth the effort. [4/5]