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 hikers take note:
"Find your own adventure"
"The wild is there, just off a trail"
"Experience nature in the wild"
Wilderness trails are not park-like walking trails ! Additional knowledge/preparation often required ! A wilderness trail may not be signed or passable or even followable Check the current trail conditions rating
Average Forest Trail Conditions = 67% [100%=all"Clear", Pre2016Wildfire=74%: history]
The following "news" items remain applicable (newest first)
July 18: Route 1 is open along the entire Big Sur coast (following repair of post-Soberanes-wildfire "Pfeiffer Canyon" and "Mud Creek" closures) Road closures: road closures create trail access difficulties
Closures on Palo Colorado Road & Old Coast Road prevent access to Bottchers Gap, Little Sur Trail, ...
(more info - last updated July 18)
Level 3 Fire Restrictions are in effect: no campfires in the backcountry
stoves allowed with California Campfire Permit (available at Big Sur Station or on-line)
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.