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to find your own adventure.
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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.    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. 

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

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 = 70%   [Pre2016Wildfire=74%: ]
The trails need YOU - do good while outdoors: 


   90-day NEWS   
May31  Little Sur Trail: Old Coast Road now open to vehicle traffic, for west end access
May16  Carmel River & Big Pines Trails: northern access blocked by landslide and fence closing Los Padres Dam Road
May14  Julia Pfeiffer Burns SP trails re-opened: Tan Bark Trail & Tin House Fireroad
May1       routes updated based on current trail conditions

   CURRENT STATUS   
Level 1 fire restrictions:  Campfires & stoves allowed in backcountry  
National Forest closures:  three wilderness trails remain closed after 2016 wildfire (Sykes Camp access blocked) 
State Park closures:  many trails are officially closed  (but some are hikeable)  
Long-term Road closures:  Palo Colorado Road
Road closures block access to many northern trailheads:  Big Pines Trail, Carmel River Trail, Skinner Ridge Trail 

   90-day NEWS   
May31  Little Sur Trail: Old Coast Road now open to vehicle traffic, for west end access
May16  Carmel River & Big Pines Trails: northern access blocked by landslide and fence closing Los Padres Dam Road
May14  Julia Pfeiffer Burns SP trails re-opened: Tan Bark Trail & Tin House Fireroad
May1       routes updated based on current trail conditions

   CURRENT STATUS   
Level 1 fire restrictions:  Campfires & stoves allowed in backcountry  
National Forest closures:  three wilderness trails remain closed after 2016 wildfire (Sykes Camp access blocked) 
State Park closures:  many trails are officially closed  (but some are hikeable)  
Long-term Road closures:  Palo Colorado Road
Road closures block access to many northern trailheads:  Big Pines Trail, Carmel River Trail, Skinner Ridge Trail 




(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: Jun 9 ]
View the interactive
Quadrangle Trailmap

USGS quadrangle map provides
context and terrain contours

[last update: Jun 25]
Download one-page-
printable Trailmap sections

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

[last update: Jun 19]
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

[last update: Jun 19]
Download a PDF-format
Trailmap for a smartphone

For Avenza, can add
searchable "Features" layer

[last update: Jun 20]
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

[last update: Jun 19]



(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


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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. 

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