Buzzards Roost Trail

MODERATE 43 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
1164 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

no dogs

hiking
6 days ago

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

hiking
17 days ago

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1 month ago

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1 month 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
1 month ago

1 month ago

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

2 months ago

CHRRENTLY CLOSED

3 months ago

Trail closed 6/11/17.

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

4 months ago

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10 months ago

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11 months ago

Awesome hike with the family with beautiful weather

Saturday, October 15, 2016

hiking
Sunday, October 02, 2016

Steep towards end. Lots of switchbacks and very little flat ground.

hiking
Friday, September 30, 2016

hiking
Friday, July 22, 2016

Beautiful coastal view. Challenging hike. Perfect for families.

hiking
Wednesday, June 29, 2016

We hiked Buzzards Roost after hiking Pfeiffer Falls. It was challenging but doable. Trail was well maintained. View at the top was great! Beware of the poison oak, but that's not uncommon at Big Sur.

Thursday, June 16, 2016