Buzzards Roost Trail

MODERATE 53 reviews

Buzzards Roost Trail is a 2.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Big Sur, California that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
2.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
797 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

no dogs

walking
15 days ago

Take the “hard” (right) route, it’s shaded for the way up with gorgeous forest. The vista at “summit” is not particularly noteworthy, but the trees and air are worth the walk.

hiking
17 days ago

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

It is a good hike steep uphill and loop back down to rest and have lunch by the little river.

hiking
1 month ago

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hiking
1 month ago

Just hiked this yesterday... awesome view from the top. Has decent traffic even though it is supposedly closed.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Just hiked this trail this weekend. I would rate this as moderate, there are some inclines that will have you huffing and puffing. A tip a park worker gave was to take the route to the left first and get the hard stuff out of the way. The way down was so much easier! Don't forget to stop by the creek to dip your tired feet in the cold stream water!

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

Open Labor day weekend. Beautiful scenery, steep but not much of an ocean view.

4 months ago

CHRRENTLY CLOSED

5 months ago

Trail closed 6/11/17.

Left 4 stars because it's a good hike when it's open.

6 months ago

hiking
9 months ago