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

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23 days ago

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

Great hike!

Awesome view

Great little jaunt down to rocky beach, bit steep. Wear decent hiking shoes. Pretty.

My kids love this place so much we always stop by even if we are not specifically travelling to Big Sur. The trails are awesome well maintained, easy to navigate. When it rains the creek crossing are a little more difficult but some good hiking boots will do the trick. The summer I try to get a little wet under the waterfall. Just a great place... my friend calls it ewoks forest...

27 days ago

1 month ago

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

Gorgeous Coastal views. This Trail is very steep in some areas, and there is a MASSIVE fallen tree on on a narrow part of the trail near Swiss Camp. Make sure, if headed to the Tin House, you stay right at the fork once you've reached your "Peak" and you'll be headed to the access road. If you make a left at the sign pointing Left and higher you will miss your exit, and be on your way to Norman House. I don't personally recommend making the trip out to Norman, Tin House is pretty cool. The House is completely gutted with a fallen roof in a rear area of the house. WATCH OUT FOR GLASS AND SHARP EDGES, as the entire structure is Rusted. In the backyard there are views of the coastline in both directions. It's awesome. The access road has amazing views as well!

Crossed the river for this one because the footbridge was down. Freezing cold! But worth it. It was a short one mile walk to the beach. Really beautiful view. Would do again. It would be a great trail to run on.