Explore the best trails near Big Sur with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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hiking
7 days 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!

Stunning views - very easy, recommend it after coming from Ewoldsen Trial

backpacking
14 days ago

Amazing track! Love it.

http://transformice-hack.com/

Couple years ago

All trails map is wrong. The start of the trail is on Nacimiento-Ferguson Rd, close to Hwy 1. Sweet trail following the river with small waterfalls. Some trees to climb over, steam crossing, and vegetation at your legs in areas. Pools for taking a cool dip are abundant. Definitely a great find.

Trail closed 6/10/17

Left 4 stars because it's normally a great hike.

Trail closed 6/11/17.

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

We did this hike last May. The switchbacks going up are a little rugged, but the views really are worth it. I saw some quail on the way up, and there were beautiful wildflowers all over. Definitely need to bring some water, most of the trail is out in the open. There are some cool car camping spots on the way up too, with their own awesome views.

1 month ago

short trail to a crystal clear stream. perfect for a swim!

My favorite short hike.

off road driving
1 month ago

spectacular