Tan Bark Trail and Fire Road Loop

Big Sur, California 93920

Tan Bark Trail and Fire Road Loop

Tan Bark Trail & Fire Road Loop Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Choose between a 6.6-mile out-and-back hike via the Tan Bark Trail or a 5.6-mile loop that traverses the Tan Bark Trail and Fire Road back to Highway 1. The 3.3-mile Tan Bark Trail is a longer, more scenic route to the Tin House and is better graded than the wide, steep Fire Road. That said, it starts lower and thus climbs more than 2000 feet versus the Fire Road’s 1580-foot climb. The 2.2-mile Fire Road is a steep climb past sunny hilltops with coastal views. The following description starts on the Tan Bark Trail, ascends to the Tin House, then descends the Fire Road to Highway 1."

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Trail Information

Big Sur
Nearby City
6.6
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
Year-round
Season
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
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Dec 2018