Coast Ridge Road to Terrace Creek Trail

MODERATE 17 reviews

Coast Ridge Road to Terrace Creek Trail is a 7.6 mile out and back trail located near Big Sur, California and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
7.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1686 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

This winding path takes you high above the ocean. There are also some switch-backs through beautiful shady wooded areas.

25 days ago

Fun afternoon in Big Sur. We parked off of 1 and walked up past Ventana to get to Coastal Ridge. The out portion was all gradual uphill, then back down. Nice visuals of a condor, turkey vulture, deer, and a red ant. Overall nice time. Road hiking, packed dirt.

hiking
1 month ago

Route is “open” to hikers, we walked around the paper sign. On a fire service road the entire way. Temperature can make this hike very difficult or very easy. Maybe 1 week left of wildflowers on May 5th. Good view of mountains and ocean. Watch out for: rattlesnakes, velvet ants.

1 month ago

Actually, its open. And its beautiful. Just walk around the closed gate.

hiking
2 months ago

FYI - This trail is not accessible at this time (April 16, 2018). There is a sign at the start of the loop saying it is closed until late 2018. This was a bit disappointing to find, as we were super excited about this hike!

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Saturday, October 29, 2016

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Monday, April 04, 2016