Black Butte Pano photo
to find your own adventure.
Printed map screenshot
the print/PDF/Garmin maps ...
Metrics calculation screenshot
the route planning tools ...
Trail Conditions screenshot Trail Conditions screenshot overlay
the trail conditions map ...
Interactive map screnshot
Use the interactive map ...

with Camps, Water Sources, and Points of Interest
for Ventana/SilverPeak wilderness explorers

Get local trail knowledge!  Trail and camp locations are incorrect on many maps of the Big Sur Ventana & Silver Peak wilderness areas.  [User experiences+testimonials]  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 hikers: 
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 = 68%   [Pre2016Wildfire=74%: history]
The trails need YOU - do good while outdoors:  trailcrew outings
or donate to the VWA
   90-day NEWS   
Nov.27  Smartphone users:  "Route metrics" webpage now more mobile-friendly (note map size depends upon window size)
Nov.1  Avenza GeoPDF users:  Searchable layer now available  
Oct.2  Backpack Suggestions  webpage added
Sept.19  Closed Trails/Roads:  now magenta (were black) on maps

   CURRENT STATUS   
Extreme-danger fire restrictions:  no stoves in backcountry, no fires anywhere      No−Fires Food (cold+hot)
National Forest closures:  three wilderness trails remain closed  
State Park closures:  many trails are officially closed  (but some are hikeable)  
Road closures:  (Transient weather-related closures are not posted here, only longer-term closures.)  Old Coast Road and Palo Colorado Road are closed  

      "Experience nature in the wild"         "The wild is still there, just off a trail"            "Find your own adventure"        


   90-day NEWS   
Nov.27  Smartphone users:  "Route metrics" webpage now more mobile-friendly (note map size depends upon window size)
Nov.1  Avenza GeoPDF users:  Searchable layer now available  
Oct.2  Backpack Suggestions  webpage added
Sept.19  Closed Trails/Roads:  now magenta (were black) on maps

   CURRENT STATUS   
Extreme-danger fire restrictions:  no stoves in backcountry, no fires anywhere      No−Fires Food (cold+hot)
National Forest closures:  three wilderness trails remain closed  
State Park closures:  many trails are officially closed  (but some are hikeable)  
Road closures:  (Transient weather-related closures are not posted here, only longer-term closures.)  Old Coast Road and Palo Colorado Road are closed  




(what icons & line colors show) 


(those who have given time or data) 


(culled from other websites) 




(trails, camps, USGS names, etc - gives description and location map) 


(search for words in webpages) 


(Personal-use-only copyright - not to be promulgated to public source ala OpenStreetMap/GaiaCloud)


(USGS quads, wilderness areas, Soberanes wildfire area) 


(Lat/Lon OR UTM OR Section/Township/Range) 





















Latest blog post:  State of the trails - trailcrew vs nature




(burn/closure perimeter data)


(includes historical trail maps)













View the wilderness
trail conditions
map


Colors show trail conditions - can
switch to
"Trailmap" for details

[data updated: Dec 9 ]
View the interactive
Quadrangle Trailmap


USGS quadrangle map provides
context and terrain contours

[data updated: Dec 9]
Download one-page-
printable Trailmap sections


Trails, camps, etc. on printable
PDF USGS quadrangle map

[data updated: Dec 5]
Use the Trailmap in a
smartphone GPS app


Multiple options available,
depending upon the app
Download a Garmin-format Trailmap for a GPS

Routable, so along-trail distance-
to-go can be viewed as you hike

[data updated: Dec 5]
Download a "Google
Earth
"
Trailmap for your PC


Saving this link to GE "My Places"
loads latest trailmap at GE start
Compute route metrics between two locations 

Cool Grin   For mileage &
cumulative gain+loss

[data updated: Dec 2]



(what icons & line colors show) 


(those who have given time or data) 


(culled from other websites) 




(trails, camps, USGS names, etc - gives description and location map) 


(search for words in webpages) 


(Personal-use-only copyright - not to be promulgated to public source ala OpenStreetMap/GaiaCloud)


(USGS quads, wilderness areas, Soberanes wildfire area) 


(Lat/Lon OR UTM OR Section/Township/Range) 





















Latest blog post:  State of the trails - trailcrew vs nature




(burn/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


Jack Glendening (credit:p.danielson)
Jack Glendening
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   Latest blog post: 
"State of the trails - trailcrew vs nature"




Copyright:  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 non-commercial purposes.  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.  License

Disclaimer:  This information is provided 'as is', without warranty of any kind - It is believed the best available but can contain errors.