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

Trail & camp locations are incorrect on many maps of the Big Sur Ventana & Silver Peak wilderness areas!  (USGS example) 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 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   click
Know the current trail conditions rating   click
Average Forest Trail Conditions = 67%  [Pre2016Wildfire=74%: history]
The trails need YOU - do good while outdoors:  trailcrew outings

July 28:  Smartphone PDF app users:  Large geospatial PDF maps now available  

STATUS:  (currently applicable)
Extreme-danger fire restrictions:  no stoves in backcountry, no fires anywhere   click
National Forest closures:  3 wilderness trails are closed   click
State Park closures:  many trails are officially closed  (but some are hikeable)   click
Road closure:  (only!) Palo Colorado Road remains closed   click

View the interactive wilderness trail conditions map 

Colors show trailg conditions - can switch to "Trailmap" for details view

View the interactive Quadrangle Trailmap  

USGS quadrangle map provides context and terrain contours
(why Gmap4 maps can no longer be utilized)

Download single-page-printable Trailmap sections 

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

Use the Trailmap in a smartphone GPS app 

Multiple options available, depending upon the app

Download a Garmin-format Trailmap for your GPS 

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

Download a Trailmap link for your PC's "Google Earth" 

Saving this GE link to "My Places" loads latest trailmap at GE start

Compute route metrics between two locations 

Cool Grin   For mileage & cumulative gain+loss
(but not yet mobile-friendly)

(what icons & line colors show) 

(those who have given time or data) 

(culled from other websites) 

 search icon  

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

(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 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  

Jack Glendening

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.