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
wilderness areas and state parks.
Created by a Big Sur explorer, updated weekly from local reports.
Wilderness hikers take note:
Wilderness trails are not park-like trails ! You cannot assume a wilderness trail will be passable or followable
Wilderness trail usability ⇒ trailmap line width
To view the interactive wilderness trail conditions map Colors show trail quality - can switch to "Trailmap" details view
To view the interactive "Gmap4"Quadrangle Trailmap USGS quadrangle map provides context and terrain contours
To download single-page-printable Trailmap sections
Trailmap trails, camps, etc. overlaid on a printable (PDF) USGS quadrangle map
To download a Trailmap link for your PC's "Google Earth"
Saving this GE link to "My Places" automatically loads latest trailmap at each GE start
To download a Garmin-format Trailmap for your GPS Routable, so along-trail distances can be obtained as you hike
To use the Trailmap in a smartphone GPS app Multiple options available, depending upon the app
To compute route metrics between two locations with interactive trailmap
Gives mileage & cumulative elevation gain+loss
To search Big Sur geographic place names (gives description and location map)
To download GPX files for individual trails, camps, and water sources
(Note copyright for individual-use only - data not to be promulgated to public source ala AllTrails/OpenStreetMap)
To display a specified location map (Lat/Lon OR UTM OR Section/Township/Range)
To create an interactive map webpage for your route or location
For trailmap legend information (what line colors and icons mean)
For trailmap user experiences (culled from other websites)
For my thoughts on commercially-available large printed maps of Big Sur
For my thoughts on iconic places to visit in the Big Sur wilderness
For my thoughts on long backpacks in the Big Sur wilderness
For my thoughts on choosing a GPS for hiking
For Sykes Camp and Hot Spring info and maps
For Big Sur Map Collection (includes historical trail maps)
For Monterey County (not Big Sur) GoogleEarth/Garmin Map Collection
For additional Ventana/SilverPeak wilderness links and information (Ventana Wilderness Alliance)
For additional Big Sur links and information, hiking and non-hiking (Big Sur Chamber of Commerce)
This information is provided 'as is', without warranty of any kind - It is believed the best available but can contain errors.
If you have something to contribute or find an error,
please post to the Trailmap Forum
Trailmap additions or corrections will be credited.
The information and data on this website are copyrighted by John
W. 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, it is not to be placed on public websites such as Open Street Map or All Trails,
GPX file copyright