Gorge Trail

Big Sur, California 93920

Gorge Trail

Gorge Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"The Gorge Trail leads into a narrow gorge to cascades and several swimming holes along the Big Sur River. The trail follows two short, unmaintained paths bordering the rocky east and west banks of the river. Both root-strewn paths scramble through an undeveloped area adjacent to the cascading whitewater. The headwall of the steep gorge is lush with ferns and moss-covered rocks."

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Detailed Trail Descriptions from Our Guidebooks

Analise Elliot Heid
"This short trail skirts the Big Sur River to some of the region’s best swimmingholes. The gorge is easy to traverse in summer, when campers and hikers descend en masse to lounge poolside and bask on sunny boulders. During heavy winter storms, however, the river can rise several feet in just a few hours, flooding the trail."

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The smallest hike near river, cold water pretty good in sunny day :)
Old bridge now closed, so we were unable to finish trail on other side. Probably, in summer you can cross river. But March water was cold for me

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Trail Information

Big Sur
Nearby City
150 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
45 minutes
Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park
Local Contacts
USGS: Big Sur
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