Hare Creek Trail and shoreline

Big Sur, California

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Limekiln State Park is a magnificent 71 6-acre park and campground tucked into a narrow valley on the southern end of Big Sur. Three year-round creeks flow through the park under the shade of towering coastal redwoods with a lush mix of sycamores, oaks, and maples. Hare Canyon Creek is a major tributary stream that feeds Limekiln Creek within the dense forest. This gentle trail begins at the mouth of Limekiln Canyon, then parallels Hare Canyon Creek up the narrow canyon past clusters of redwoods, small waterfalls, and cascades. The trail ends at the park boundary, although it once followed Hare Canyon up to Vicente Flat.

Hare Creek Trail and shoreline Professional Review and Guide

"Limekiln State Park is a magnificent 71 6-acre park and campground tucked into a narrow valley on the southern end of Big Sur. Three year-round creeks flow through the park under the shade of towering coastal redwoods with a lush mix of sycamores, oaks, and maples. Hare Canyon Creek is a major tributary stream that feeds Limekiln Creek within the dense forest. This gentle trail begins at the mouth of Limekiln Canyon, then parallels Hare Canyon Creek up the narrow canyon past clusters of redwoods, small waterfalls, and cascades. The trail ends at the park boundary, although it once followed Hare Canyon up to Vicente Flat."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Big Sur
Distance: 0.9
Elevation Gain: 150 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 30 minutes
Local Contacts: Limekiln State Park
Local Maps: USGS: Lopez Point

Hare Creek Trail and shoreline Reviews

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Good, well-maintained trail to connect Salmon Creek to Villa Creek. Lot's of poison oak - even more so than the Cruickshank trail. The trail is exposed and hot for much of the way and doesn't cross any substantial creeks or have the pine groves that other Big Sur trails are known for. Also - you can hear highway traffic for much of the way. The trail is just high enough that you are above the fog bank for most of the way, allowing for awesome views above the clouds. Buckeye camp is very spacious and sits in a neat meadow with a fire pit.
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