Day Hikes around Big Sur  by Robert Stone

Day Hikes around Big Sur Guide Book

by Robert Stone (Day Hike Books)
Day Hikes around Big Sur  by Robert Stone
Day Hikes Around Big Sur includes 80 unforgettable hikes along the spectacular coastal headlands. An excellent cross-section of hikes accommodates every level of hiking experience, from easy beach strolls to crested mountain ridge trails. Highlights include isolated beaches, tidepools, redwood groves, canyons, numerous waterfalls, lighthouses and outstanding panoramic views. Undoubtedly, these hikes include some of the best scenery in Big Sur.

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Trails from the "Day Hikes around Big Sur" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 99.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 99.

The Cypress Grove Trail is a clifftop loop trail around Allan Memorial Grove in Point Lobos State Reserve. The trail passes through one of only two natural stands of Monterey cypress in the world. (Th ...
Carmel, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.8
The Anastasia Trail is a 2.8-mile-long trail connecting Carmel Valley Road with Tassajara Road. This hike follows the remote, stream-fed canyon floor through open valleys and a lush sycamore and black ...
Carmel Valley, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 7
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The Anastasia Trail connects Carmel Valley Road with Tassajara Road. This hike begins from Tassajara Road in a large meadow known as Bruce Flat. The trail descends the mountain slope into the bucolic ...
Carmel Valley, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.8
The Big Pines Trail lies on the west side of the Los Padres Reservoir in a scenic mountain valley. Hikes 63 and 64 begin on the Carmel River Trail, curving around the dam and spillway along the wester ...
Carmel Valley, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 7
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The Bird Island Trail follows the rocky coastline through a Monterey pine forest along the cliff tops overlooking the sea. The trail passes chasms, arches, sea caves, and the beautiful white sand beac ...
Carmel, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.8
The Big Sur River flows through Andrew Molera State Park and empties into the Pacific at Molera Beach. This near-level hike parallels the east bank of the Big Sur River along the Bobcat Trail, meander ...
Point Sur, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.5
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The Bobcat Trail and River Trail make a long loop around both sides of the Big Sur River in Andrew Molera State Park. The route crosses four meadows, winds through numerous redwood groves and pockets ...
Big Sur, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
The Boronda Trail is a very steep trail that climbs from Highway 1, on the cliff above the coastline, to Timber Top Camp, along the Coast Ridge Road. The primitive camp, which sits on a flat atop the ...
Big Sur, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
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Brazil Ranch stretches across 1 ,255 oceanfront acres along the Big Sur coast. The rocky shoreline includes the dramatic scalloped promontory of Hurricane Point. The old ranchland encompasses Sierra H ...
Point Sur, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.2
The Buckeye Nature Trail is an interpretive trail through cool, moist woods lined with ferns, fungi, and poison oak in a forest of buckeye, oak, and bay laurel trees. Information stations describe pla ...
Carmel Valley, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
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Buckeye Camp sits in a large meadow rimmed with oaks and pines in the mountainous interior of the Silver Peak Wilderness. The camp has a developed spring, picnic bench, and a rock fire pit under the c ...
Big Sur, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 7
The Buzzard’s Roost Trail begins as a streamside stroll along the Big Sur River through groves of bay laurel, oak, and huge old-growth redwoods. Switchbacks wind up the forested hillside slope to Pfei ...
Big Sur, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.5
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The Los Padres Reservoir is an 1 ,800-acre dammed lake along the Carmel River. The reservoir, nestled in a gorgeous valley surrounded by the forested mountains, lies adjacent to the Los Padres Nationa ...
Carmel Valley, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.6
This trail follows a restricted dirt road to the Chews Ridge Fire Lookout. It is a short and scenic hike with little elevation gain. The abandoned fire lookout sits at an elevation of 5,040 feet and o ...
Carmel Valley, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.7
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Chews Ridge is a 4-mile-long spine in the Ventana Wilderness. The ridge sits at an average elevation of 3,500 feet, rising up to 5,000 feet at the fire lookout at its eastern tip. The easiest access t ...
Carmel Valley, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
Church Creek Canyon is rich with massive sandstone formations, including caves, rock shelters, arching overhangs, and ancient pictographs from the Esselen people. This hike descends on Church Ranch Ro ...
Carmel Valley, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 8
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Church Creek Divide is a 1 ,000-foot-deep cleft below two ridges in the Ventana Wilderness. The 3,651 -foot divide sits in a shady tree grove of stately black and tanbark oaks, ponderosa pines, and ma ...
Carmel Valley, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.2
The Coast Ridge Road is a private, unpaved road with a public right-of-way for hikers. The road switchbacks to the top of the coastal ridge, then follows the ridge for 30 miles. Starting from the nort ...
Big Sur, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 8
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The vistas from atop Cone Peak are some of the most spectacular along the Big Sur coast. The 5,1 55-foot peak rises nearly a mile from the ocean in just over 3 miles. It is one of the steepest gradien ...
Big Sur, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.6
This is an easy, level hike to Molera Beach in Andrew Molera State Park. The loop hike meanders through grassy Creamery Meadow, lined with sycamore, willow, alder, and cottonwood trees, to Molera Beac ...
Big Sur, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
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