Ewoldsen Trail

HARD 102 reviews

Ewoldsen Trail is a 6.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Big Sur, California that features a river. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking.

DISTANCE
6.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2752 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

hiking

forest

river

views

no dogs

You've got your old growth redwood forest, scrub landscapes, sweeping canyon and ocean views, and a nice bit of elevation gain. If you only have one day to see the sites, this trail is a good complement to the McWay Falls trail that also starts from the same parking area.

1 month ago

My favorite hike so far! Vast nature ... trees are amazing and suddenly hiking up it all opens up and you see out into the pacific ... breathtaking!

4 months ago

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4 months ago

One of my all time favorite hikes. Very lush and beautiful forest in the beginning with a decent trek uphill, but once you crest you get to see beautiful ocean views, the top of all the trees and even a grassy hill side to relax on. Worth the time and effort.

hiking
5 months ago

5 months ago

In my opinion, one of the all-time great hikes in CA. Lots or views of the ocean once you get about half way up (on ocean side of circular loop). Very peaceful hike, can spend hours on top. I've done this hike approximately 10 times. Takes about an hour to get up. Love the Big Sur coast. I believe I've seen this hike called strenuous. But it's not really that strenuous. We've take our kids up it a number of times!

hiking
5 months ago

Completed this trail for my birthday in May of 2016. Weather was absolutely beautiful, hot but still great. Decently challenging hike! Also right by McWay Falls so make sure you check that out while you are there as well!

6 months ago

Great trail- would recommend this over Yosemite any day! Redwoods and ocean!

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7 months ago

7 months ago

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7 months ago

Beach views and redwoods? Winning. Definitely got my heart going. Lots of uphill. Loved it.

7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Awesome hike- prepare to feel the burn! Bring water and don't bother attempting this in jeans.

hiking
8 months ago

Nice trail with lots of great views. I wouldn't say it was strenuous though. More moderate, just lots of uphill.

8 months ago

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9 months ago

Absolutely beautiful! One of the best hikes I have ever been on.

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