DISTANCE
8.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,404 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

beach

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

bridge out

over grown

washed out

13 hours ago

So much fun! Rangers will likely advise you to go the bluff trails way, but I highly suggest going the ridge trail clockwise direction if you plan on doing the whole loop. That way you get the hardest inclines out of the way and have the most ocean views on the way down. And you can head down the spring trail for easy beach access and one of the most beautiful beaches I’ve been to in big sur on your way back. Beautiful trail and not too hard either :)