with Camps, Water Sources, and Points of Interest for Ventana/SilverPeak wilderness explorers
Trail & camp locations are incorrect on many maps of the Big Sur Ventana & Silver Peak wilderness areas!
This Big Sur Trailmap provides accurate trail and camp locations
based on local knowledge (GPS'd), plus locally-known "use
trails", seasonal 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 trails are not park-like walking trails !
Additional knowledge/preparation often required A wilderness trail may not be signed or passable or followable Know the current trail conditions rating
Average Forest Trail Conditions = 67%
The trails need YOU - do good while outdoors: trailcrew outings
STATUS: (currently applicable) Extreme-danger fire restrictions: no stoves in backcountry, no fires anywhere
National Forest closures: 3 wilderness trails are closed
State Park closures: many trails are officially closed (but some are hikeable)
Road closure: (only!) Palo Colorado Road remains closed
View the interactive wilderness trail conditions map
Colors show trailg conditions - can switch to "Trailmap" for details view
Latest blog post:
State of the trails - trailcrew vs nature
(burn and closure perimeter data)
(includes historical trail maps)
If you have something to contribute or find an error,
please post to the
Trailmap contributions help others and will be credited, besides building good trail karma and becoming a
The information and data on this website are copyrighted by John
W. (Jack) Glendening. You may freely search, view, download and print
the documents and information contained on this site for personal and
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.
This information is provided 'as is', without warranty of any kind - It is believed the best available but can contain errors.