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Big Sur River Gorge Trail is a 1.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back 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 best used from April until September.

Length 1.2 mi Elevation gain 75 ft Route type Out & Back

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Forest

River

Wildlife

No dogs

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Photos (33)
Recordings (20)
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Kamran Behjoo
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Hiking

Starts easy, gets harder as you go. Eventually you have to cross the river to continue so bring shoes you wouldn't mind getting wet. You have to climb over large rocks/small boulders to get to the end which is really fun. It's all worth it because at the end there's a natural swimming pool with a couple places to jump from into the water. I was fooled into thinking this was an easy trail (it's not) but I highly recommend it!

Jean Ruas
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Jonathan Wright
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Hiking
Kristy Crispy
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Hiking

It is a nice trail and a lot of rocks climbing. Nice view and cold water for swimming :)

S H.
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Hiking

(Early July) Great river hike and swim. Dress to swim at least hip deep with water shoes. Pack lightly as you have a good chance of a full dunk. A few great swim spots even before you get to trail end.

Lynn Allen
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Hiking

Delightful river walk

Gurguer Li
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Hiking

Great trail for hiking! Winter is not a good Season, because of more water in the creak.

Lily M
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short trail to a crystal clear stream. perfect for a swim!

Jill Martinez
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Hiking

Trail is washed out and you must bolder jump to get to Gorge. If you are camping at the park, it is best to access through the campsite trail.

Jeff P
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Walking

Nice swim in the larger pools

Mila Hofman
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First to Review

The smallest hike near river, cold water pretty good in sunny day :) Old bridge now closed, so we were unable to finish trail on other side. Probably, in summer you can cross river. But March water was cold for me

Jaime Garcia
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Hannah Gallovic
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Hiking
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preparajavio U.
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Kevin Mahoney
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Hiking
Mackenzie Medich
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DHRUV PATEL
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Darren Threlkeld
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Hiking
Max Stuber
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Balazs Moldovanyi
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mark lopez
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Craig Goldstein
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Amira Drori
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Natalia Dzoba
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Timothy Patrick
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Hiking
Noah Bathras
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Nicole Rivera
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Hiking
Brie Kocher
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Adeline Yee
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