The Old Coast Road is a 7.5 mile out and back trail located near Big Sur, CA and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, mountain biking, and off road driving and is accessible year-round.
off road driving
Dirt road off the beaten path of the popular highway 1. On a clear day you'll get views of the Pacific and some quiet tree covered road. Used for off-road and mountain biking. Sign states the road is impassable in wet conditions.
Nice route to enjoy some cool, quiet scenery. We took a few stops at some prime photo locations to look out over the Pacific while looking down into small canyons. Saw a couple passenger vehicles also taking this road, but I'm sure it was dicey in some spots.