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Big Sur Nature Trail is a 0.8 mile loop trail located near Big Sur, California that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 0.8 miles Elevation Gain: 42 feet Route Type: Loop

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

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bird watching

forest

river

views

wild flowers

no dogs

Take a short walk along this nature trail to discover some of the native plants and wildlife that surrounds you. The terrain changes dramatically along the trail from bay laurel trees to oaks, to redwoods, and you will learn how each of these plants plays an important roll within the local ecosystem.

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Wed May 22 2019

I expected better views at the top. The hike is nice among the redwoods and there is a lot of shade. But the view is of the pacific in the distance, not very close.

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Thu Mar 14 2019

Short. Easy. Nice stroll along a pretty river. Good for a nice walk if you’ve just rolled into town and want to check out the area but not a hike.

Mon Dec 10 2018

Great scenic trail along the river redwoods

Sat Nov 13 2010

Nothing too special to say about this trail. It's very short (I think it took about 5 minutes without stopping at the interpretive signs), but it could be a nice little hike for young kids. If you want some better hikes, check our Pfeiffer Falls and the Valley View Trail.

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recorded Recording - Jun 23, 03:44 PM

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