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Best trails in Big Sur

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Looking for a great trail near Big Sur, California? AllTrails has 51 great hiking trails, running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Limekiln State Park or Garrapata State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Perkins Park or Lovers Point Park. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 22 hard trails in Big Sur ranging from 4.9 to 33.4 miles and from 39 to 5,157 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Big Sur
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#1 - Timber Top and Boranda Trail
Big Sur, California
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Length: 5.3 mi • Est. 3 h 50 m
Timber Top and Boranda Trail is a 5.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Big Sur, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is only recommended for very experiencedShow more
#2 - Cone Peak Summit Trail
Ventana Wilderness
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Length: 3.5 mi • Est. 2 h 33 m
Note: The Forest Service road up to the trail is closed as of 1/21/2020. You can drive up Nacimiento-Fergusson Road but then the turnoff to Forest Route 22S05 is closed and that road is an additional Show more
#3 - Soda Springs Creek
Los Padres National Forest
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Length: 5.8 mi • Est. 3 h 28 m
Soda Springs Creek is a 5.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Big Sur, California that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, runniShow more
#4 - Cone Peak to Surprise Falls
Ventana Wilderness
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Length: 11.5 mi • Est. 6 h 56 m
Note: Cone Peak Rd (road leading to trailhead) is currently closed until further notice due to the Mill Fire Closure Order. Good for an overnight at Trailsprings or Ojito Camp, but certainly do-able Show more
#5 - Central Coast Ridge OHV Road
Los Padres National Forest
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Length: 13.1 mi
This road is also called Cone Peak Road and part of the North Coast Ridge Trail. The National Forest website calls it 20S05.3, Central Coast Ridge Road. Beautiful views off to the east.Show more
#6 - Cone Peak Loop
Ventana Wilderness
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Length: 13.9 mi • Est. 8 h 57 m
Cone Peak Loop is a 13.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Big Sur, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity opShow more
#7 - Prewitt Ridge Trail
Los Padres National Forest
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Length: 7.2 mi • Est. 5 h
Prewitt Ridge Trail is a 7.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Big Sur, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for Show more
#8 - De Angulo Trail to Partington Ridge
Ventana Wilderness
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Length: 8.4 mi • Est. 5 h 27 m
De Angulo Trail to Partington Ridge is a 8.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Big Sur, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is prShow more
#9 - Timber Top, Boranda and Deangulo Trail Loop
Big Sur, California
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Length: 10.7 mi • Est. 6 h 24 m
Timber Top, Boranda and Deangulo Trail Loop is a 10.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Big Sur, California that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is only recommended for very eShow more
#10 - Beach, Bluffs, Panorama, Ridge, and Creamery Meadow Loop [CLOSED]
Andrew Molera State Park
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Length: 8.2 mi • Est. 4 h 11 m
A loop that offers beautiful ocean vistas, meadows and forests. Show more
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