DirectionsTrail GuideTopo MapReviewsPhotosGPS
Old Coast Road: Northern Access Professional Review and Guide
"The Old Coast Road was the original coastal route connecting Carmel with Big Sur before the Bixby Bridge was completed in 1 932. The hike begins at the frequently photographed Bixby Bridge—at the north end of the Old Coast Road—and follows the twisting, unpaved back road through a shaded canyon dense with coastal redwoods and lush ferns. The trail parallels Bixby Creek and Sierra Creek and crosses two bridges over the Little Sur River. The road is open to the public but is bordered by pri- vate property. The hike may be combined with Hike 1 06 for a 1 0.2-mile shuttle hike with the road’s southern access."
--Robert Stone, Day Hikes around Monterey & Carmel (Day Hike Books).
Sign in/up to upload photos.