Pfeiffer Beach Los Padres National Forest Big Sur Beach hiking Pfeiffer Beach Trail California
Most of Big Sur's beautify is obvious – tall green mountains, a ragged coastline, and lots of ocean blue, but some attractive features are practically hidden, and Pfeiffer Beach is one such gem. Once you've made it to the parking area for this tucked-away treasure, the sand is easily reached via a tenth of a mile long path. The moment you get to Pfeiffer Beach, you... Read more.
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Distance: 0.2 miles – Elevation change: 10 feet
By: hikespeak Last updated: July 25, 2014
Plaskett Creek Campground Los Padres National Forest Big Sur Coast Camping California
Plaskett Creek Campground is a convenient place for tent or RV camping in Big Sur. The campground is close enough to the coast for visitors to smell the ocean, and there are several short hikes nearby. Trails to Sand Dollar Beach, Jade Cove and Plaskett Rock Point are just across Highway One from the campground and Pacific Valley Bluff Trail is only a mile to the north.... Read more.
By: hikespeak Last updated: July 25, 2014
Sand Dollar Beach Los Padres National Forest Big Sur Beach hiking Sand Dollar Beach Trail California
Big Sur has a dramatic rocky coastline that's stunning to look at, but can be challenging to access. Where do you go when you want to take a good walk on the beach? To dip your toes in Big Sur's sand, there may be nowhere better to visit than Sand Dollar Beach. This half-mile long beach (or longer if the tide is out) is a crescent-shaped arc of pale sand between the... Read more.
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Distance: 0.5 miles – Elevation change: 125 feet
By: hikespeak Last updated: July 25, 2014
Kirk Creek Campground Los Padres National Forest Coastal Camping Big Sur California
Kirk Creek Campground might as well be called Amazing Ocean Views Campground. This national forest campground is perched atop ocean bluffs that are over 100-foot tall and overlook miles and miles of Pacific Ocean along the beautiful Big Sur coastline. Kirk Creek Campground is a stunning place to put up a tent or park an RV and is sure to be a treat for anyone able to... Read more.
By: hikespeak Last updated: July 25, 2014
Pacific Valley Bluff Trail Big Sur hike Los Padres National Forest Ocean view bluff hike
This short, level hike in Big Sur's Los Padres National Forest ventures to the end of a grassy point topped by a crown of spiked boulders. The bluff offers fantastic views of the coves and rocky sea stacks up and down the rugged coastline of Big Sur. The trailhead is conveniently located along Highway One, and at 1.1 miles round trip with 50 feet of elevation change, the... Read more.
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Distance: 1.1 miles – Elevation change: 50 feet
By: hikespeak Last updated: July 25, 2014
Cruickshank Trail Silver Peak Wilderness Los Padres National Forest Big Sur Hike
For backpackers and day hikers, Cruickshank Trail offers an extraordinary opportunity to explore the wilderness off Highway One on the beautiful Big Sur Coast. The single track starts by climbing to lofty ocean views, and then heads inland along a canyon wall with relaxing pockets of oaks and redwoods toward a handful of trail camps. The excellent trail to Upper... Read more.
By: hikespeak Last updated: September 19, 2014
Buckeye Trail Silver Peak Wilderness Los Padres National Forest Big Sur Hike Buckeye Camp
It can sound like hyperbole when you try to put into words the breathtaking, jaw-dropping stop-you-in-your tracks ocean views found on trails in Big Sur. Never the less, Buckeye Trail has absolutely extraordinary views over the Pacific that you need to see to believe. Rising above Highway One, the trail ventures through the Silver Peak Wilderness, ascending coastal... Read more.
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Montecito Peak hike Cold Springs Trail Santa Barbara California Montecito Mountain Summit Cold Spring
The Santa Ynez Mountains form a verdant backdrop behind Santa Barbara. One of the highest summits in the range is Montecito Peak, which offers sensational views over the coastal cities below and the Pacific Ocean beyond. The 3,214-foot peak can be reached via a demanding 7.1-mile round trip hike with 2,450 feet of elevation gain. It is quite a trek, but the... Read more.
By: hikespeak Last updated: July 23, 2014
Cerro Alto Campground Los Padres National Forest San Luis Obispo Morro Bay camping camp
Ah, what could be finer than a night beneath the pines and oaks at a cozy campground in Los Padres National Forest? A peaceful camping experience awaits at Cerro Alto Campground, located just off Route 41 between Morro Bay and Atascadero in San Luis Obispo County. The year-round campground has 22 sites spread out along a mile-long road in an oak-shaded canyon below Cerro... Read more.
By: hikespeak Last updated: September 2, 2014
Cerro Alto Los Padres National Forest San Luis Obispo Morro Bay Hike trail high point Cerro Alto Peak
The 2,624-foot summit of Cerro Alto is one of the highest points in San Luis Obispo County and delivers a panoramic view. It seems like you can see the entire county from the top of the commanding peak, including each of the volcanic peaks stretching between Morro Bay and Edna Valley, the Nine Sisters. There are a couple ways to the summit, each tackling 1,600 feet of... Read more.
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Distance: 5.35 miles – Elevation change: 1600 feet
By: hikespeak Last updated: September 2, 2014

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