Nighttime Soberanes Wildfire
in NO BACKCOUNTRY FIRES season
Black Butte Pano photo
to find your own adventure
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the print/PDF/Garmin maps ...
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the route planning tools ...
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the trail conditions map ...
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with Camps, Water Sources, and Points of Interest
for Ventana/SilverPeak wilderness explorers

Get local, up-to-date trail knowledge!  Trail and camp locations can be incorrect on online 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.  Plus current wilderness and state park trail conditions.  Created by a Big Sur explorer, updated weekly from local reports. 

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Wilderness hikers:
Wilderness trails are not park-like trails !
Pre-hike info/prep often needed

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A wilderness trail may not be signed or passable or followable  

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Averaged Forest Trail Conditions = 71%    [Pre2016Wildfire=74%]  
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CURRENT STATUS
Level 3 fire restrictions:  no fires in National Forest  
Willow Post-Fire Closure: for Marble Peak Trail  
Dolan Post-Fire Closures: for Nacimiento-Fergusson and South Coast Ridge Roads - also trails in J.P. Burns and Limekiln State Parks  

CLOSURE INFO
Trail & Roads

LATEST TRAIL NEWS
Click for 90-day news
Sep 23  USFS Forest re-opened! (except for Dolan and Willow post-wildfire closures)

Fire restrictions reduced: stoves allowed in backcountry (but no fires!)
Sep 14  USFS Forest Closure extended: everything within National Forest boundary is closed, closure extended through Sept. 22
Aug 31  Full USFS Forest Closure: everything within National Forest boundary is closed through Sept. 11
Aug 11  Salmon Creek Water contamination: USFS reports algae bloom in pond below Salmon Creek Falls, Downstream water considered undrinkable, even if filtered - pets included.
Aug 3  Andrew Molera SP Campground has re-opened
July 31  Kirk Creek & Vicente Flat Trails re-opened
July 24  Revised Willow Closure Order: closes burnt section of Marble Peak Trail
June 12  Pfeiffer Big Sur SP: Pfeiffer Falls Trail OPEN: 13 years after Basin Complex fire
June 6  Bear campsite activity: in Spruce Camp, looking for food
May 28  Kirk Creek Trail CLOSED: through July, to allow trail re-construction
May 25  Level 2 Fire Restrictions in effect: no open fires outside developed areas, stoves ok
May 24  DOLAN CLOSURES REMOVED: per expiration of USFS closure order - but western Nacimiento-Fergusson Road and northern South Coast Ridge Road remain closed to vehicles
May15  Tassajara Road graded: for opening of Zen Center season
May2  JP Burns State Park: Tan Bark Trail and Tin House Fireroad OPEN

LATEST SITE NEWS
Click for 90-day news
July 25  Garmin-format maps: Added "Lost Trails" & "Lost Camps" & new contour lines
July 16  Google Earth overlay: Updated to also work in smartphone and browser GE versions, in addition to desktop
July 14  Garmin contours updated: Wider spaced lines makes map more readable
May 4  New Pine Ridge Trail Photomap: PRT opening gives more backpacking opportunities

Latest blog post: 
Latest forum post: 











(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, wildfire areas) 

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



(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, wildfire areas) 

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



(what icons & line colors show) 

(those who have given time or data) 

(culled from other websites) 














CURRENT STATUS
Level 3 fire restrictions:  no fires in National Forest  
Willow Post-Fire Closure: for Marble Peak Trail  
Dolan Post-Fire Closures: for Nacimiento-Fergusson and South Coast Ridge Roads - also trails in J.P. Burns and Limekiln State Parks  

CLOSURE INFO
Trail & Roads

LATEST TRAIL NEWS
Click for 90-day news
Sep 23  USFS Forest re-opened! (except for Dolan and Willow post-wildfire closures)

Fire restrictions reduced: stoves allowed in backcountry (but no fires!)
Sep 14  USFS Forest Closure extended: everything within National Forest boundary is closed, closure extended through Sept. 22
Aug 31  Full USFS Forest Closure: everything within National Forest boundary is closed through Sept. 11
Aug 11  Salmon Creek Water contamination: USFS reports algae bloom in pond below Salmon Creek Falls, Downstream water considered undrinkable, even if filtered - pets included.
Aug 3  Andrew Molera SP Campground has re-opened
July 31  Kirk Creek & Vicente Flat Trails re-opened
July 24  Revised Willow Closure Order: closes burnt section of Marble Peak Trail
June 12  Pfeiffer Big Sur SP: Pfeiffer Falls Trail OPEN: 13 years after Basin Complex fire
June 6  Bear campsite activity: in Spruce Camp, looking for food
May 28  Kirk Creek Trail CLOSED: through July, to allow trail re-construction
May 25  Level 2 Fire Restrictions in effect: no open fires outside developed areas, stoves ok
May 24  DOLAN CLOSURES REMOVED: per expiration of USFS closure order - but western Nacimiento-Fergusson Road and northern South Coast Ridge Road remain closed to vehicles
May15  Tassajara Road graded: for opening of Zen Center season
May2  JP Burns State Park: Tan Bark Trail and Tin House Fireroad OPEN

LATEST SITE NEWS
Click for 90-day news
July 25  Garmin-format maps: Added "Lost Trails" & "Lost Camps" & new contour lines
July 16  Google Earth overlay: Updated to also work in smartphone and browser GE versions, in addition to desktop
July 14  Garmin contours updated: Wider spaced lines makes map more readable
May 4  New Pine Ridge Trail Photomap: PRT opening gives more backpacking opportunities

Latest blog post: 
Latest forum post: 

Trail conditions/closures
are indicated on:
Interactive Big Sur Trailmap
Interactive Trail Conditions map
Interactive Route Metrics map
Google Earth overlay map
are not indicated on:
Printed maps
PDF-format maps
Garmin-format maps
Smartphone maps
View the interactive
Big Sur Trailmap

USGS shaded topo background
gives context and terrain contours

[last update: Sep 28]
View the interactive
trail conditions map

Colors show USFS trail conditions
and state park trail closures

[last update: Sep 28 ]
Download one-page-
printable Trailmap sections

Trails, camps, etc. on printable
PDF USGS quad/topo map

[last update: Sep 23]
Download a Garmin-format
Trailmap for a GPS

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

[last update: Aug 22]
Download a PDF-format
Trailmap for a smartphone

For Avenza, can add
searchable "Features" layer

[last update: Sep 23]
Use the Trailmap in a
smartphone GPS app

Multiple options available,
depending upon the app

[last tiles update: Sep 23]
Download a "Google
Earth
"
Trailmap for your PC

Display trailmap line/icon
overlay on 3-D terrain

[last update: Sep 28]
Compute route metrics
between two locations 

Cool Grin   For mileage &
cumulative gain+loss

[last update: Sep 23]
Trail conditions/closures
are indicated on:
Interactive Big Sur Trailmap
Interactive Trail Conditions map
Interactive Route Metrics map
Google Earth overlay map
are not indicated on:
Printed maps
PDF-format maps
Garmin-format maps
Smartphone maps



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