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
1,686 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

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

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4 months ago

Much more populated than I expected. Fire road yes but with luxury houses at least two miles up

4 months ago

Spectacular views. You can park in the Ventana back parking lot no problem.

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4 months ago

This was all fire road. Given the multitude of gorgeous options in the area, your time is better spent elsewhere.

5 months 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.

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6 months 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.

6 months ago

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

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7 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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