Little Sur Camp Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"You can approach this as either a moderate day hike or an overnight backpacking trip. Little Sur Camp lies 2.6 miles from Bottchers Gap, while Jackson Camp is 5.1 miles from the trailhead. The hike takes you from redwood-lined gullies along Pico Blanco Road into dry mountainous terrain that overlooks marble-capped Pico Blanco. The road winds along the Little Sur River through Pico Blanco Boy Scout Camp, on land donated to the scouts in 1948 by William Randolph Hearst. Hearst first purchased the land in 1921 in order to preserve the redwoods from intense logging pressure. Scouts descend on the camp between mid-June and mid-August, thwarting any plans for a wilderness escape. Crossing the river, the Little Sur Trail heads east toward Jackson Camp, home to two riverside sites."
--Analise Elliot Heid, Hiking & Backpacking: Big Sur (Wilderness Press).
"Little Sur River Camp sits on a scenic riverside flat amidst tanbark oak trees and towering redwoods under the shadow of Pico Blanco. The hike begins from the end of Palo Colorado Road on a mountain saddle at Bottchers Gap. The route follows a vehicle-restricted road as it winds down the canyon into the Little Sur watershed. En route are magnificent views of Pico Blanco’s north face. A series of campsites with fire pits and benches stretch along the cascading river."
--Robert Stone, Day Hikes around Big Sur (Day Hike Books).
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