Big Sur Ventana/SilverPeak Trailmap with Camps, Water Sources, and Points of Interest for wilderness explorers
Trail & camp locations on many maps of the Big Sur Ventana & Silver Peak Wilderness Areas are incorrect!
This Big Sur Trailmap provides accurate trail and camp locations
based on local knowledge (GPS'd), plus locally-known "use
trails", non-obvious water sources, waterfalls, and other features in Big Sur state parks and wilderness areas.
Created by a Big Sur explorer, updated weekly from local reports.
Wilderness hikers take note: "It's all still there, just off a trail"
Wilderness trails are not park-like walking trails ! Additional knowledge/preparation often required ! A wilderness trail may not be signed or passable or followable
Trailmap line width ⇒ Wilderness trail usability
Sept 2: All Los Padres National Forest areas within Monterey County (except for Plaskett Creek Campground), and many State Parks, are now closed due to the active Soberanes and Chimney Wildfires. (Previously, only the northern half had been closed.)
Nacimiento-Fergusson Road, which bisects the forest, will remain open to vehicle traffic.
Map of closure areaFor official Soberanes fire info Many areas will remain closed after the fire dies out - possibly until spring
The information and data on this website are copyrighted by John
W. Glendening. You may freely search, view, download and print
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Public use of this data must be attributed to Jack Glendening,
not be presented as being the work of someone
who has copied it from this site instead of doing the actual field work themselves.
In particular, copyright information is not to be removed from data and data is not to be placed on public websites such as Open Street Map or All Trails or Gaia Cloud,
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This information is provided 'as is', without warranty of any kind - It is believed the best available but can contain errors.