Salmon Creek Trail

MODERATE 6 reviews

Salmon Creek Trail is a 22.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Big Sur, CA that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

22.5 miles 7489 feet Out & Back

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Directions from Kernville: Travel 38 miles northeast on Mtn. 99, Sherman Pass Rd. (22S05) and Cherry Hill Rd. (22S12).

4 months ago

Great place to venture with the family!! Kids loved playing in the pools and climbing the rocks and trees. Definitely one of our favorite spots to pull over.

backpacking
5 months ago

tough hike but great views!

hiking
10 months ago

Dealt with a lot of rain the whole way which made the hike a lot of fun and a lot more difficult. Regardless it was still a good hike and we even got some snow on the way back.

camping
2 years ago

Boyfriend and I took our first backpacking trip here! Uphill trek but good little primitive campsite near a pretty little river (Spruce Creek). We had a blast. Very secluded even in the peak season! Went skinny dipping in the falls the next morning as well:)

hiking
2 years ago

I'm not sure why everyone is giving them undeserving reviews. This trail is wonderful! So many views and turns, it would be great for an adventurous intense uphill jog. Views are amazing (went off the trail and climbed around) and its beautiful throughout the whole time. This is good for a close-to-home hike. If you are coming from a ways out, then i'm not sure how you would rate it, but it still is a really great place.

hiking
3 years ago

It's a good workout, but not terribly interesting. Most of the views are obstructed by the forest, and there are parts of the trail that feel a little dangerous because they've been wiped out by rock slides, so be careful. If you're interested in the view, I would recommend just doing the first mile, because you'll see pretty much all you would see in that mile. Make sure to do the detour to the falls!