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Big Sur Travel Guide

  • Walking tours (6)
  • Before You Go
  • Travelers' Picks (45)
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Pine Ridge Trail to Sykes Hot Springs
Pine Ridge Trail to Sykes Hot Springs

Big Sur has many great destinations, but Sykes Hot Springs is definitely near the top of the list for anyone who has been there. It is roughly 9-10 miles to the Skyes campground, and limited climbing...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Tanbark Trail
Tanbark Trail

This tough climb away from Hwy1 will reward you with breathtaking views along the Big Sur coastline as far as the eye can see. The trail starts through redwood and oak forests on the side of a creek...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Pfeiffer Fall and Valley View Trail
Pfeiffer Fall and Valley View Trail

If you are going to hike only one trail in Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, this trail should be it. It is only 0.7 miles through massive redwoods to beautiful Pfeifer Fall only 1 mile to the top of the...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Nature Trail at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park
Nature Trail at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park

Take a short walk along this nature trail to discover some of the native plants and wildlife that surrounds you. The terrain changes dramatically along the trail from bay laurel trees to oaks, to...

Rated 4 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Overlook Trail to McWay Falls
Overlook Trail to McWay Falls

This short hike will give you some of the most stunning views in all of Big Sur for the least amount of effort. The 0.6-mile out-and-back hike leads you to a trail on the cliffs along the coast. At...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Hare Creek and Limekiln Trails - Limekiln State Park
Hare Creek and Limekiln Trails - Limekiln State Park

Limekiln State Park is a 716-acre park along Highway 1, just south of the small settlement of Lucia in the Big Sur region. The park features a two-unit campground with a group of sites in the redwood...

Perfect Day

Big Sur Roadtrip (Queen_of_the_hw, Apr 17, 2007)
2.0 of 5 stars 2 Votes

Perfect Weekend

Big Sur Long Weekend (Scott H, Sep 29, 2007)
5.0 of 5 stars 53 Votes
Off to Carmel we go...... (carmelcalifornia, Jun 2, 2006)
2.5 of 5 stars 3 Votes
What you "must-do" in California (huntress007, May 19, 2008)
2.0 of 5 stars 2 Votes

Best Of

4.0 of 5 stars 2 Votes
3.0 of 5 stars 7 Votes
eco escapes (TripAdvisor-Top10, Jun 5, 2007)
3.0 of 5 stars 2 Votes

Recent Trip

San Francisco and more (DeeMeshell34, Feb 15, 2007)
4.5 of 5 stars 15 Votes
Trip Report - 10 days LA to SF (keymom, Aug 22, 2009)
4.5 of 5 stars 1 Vote
Threebritsabroad do a tiny bit of California! (threebritsabroad, Jun 11, 2006)
4.0 of 5 stars 10 Votes