Nighttime Soberanes Wildfire
in NO BACKCOUNTRY FIRES season
Black Butte Pano photo
to find your own adventure
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the route planning tools ...
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Get local, up-to-date trail knowledge!  Trail and camp locations are incorrect on most 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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      "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 = 68%   [Pre2016Wildfire=74%: ]
The trails need YOU - do good while outdoors: 



   CURRENT STATUS   
Level 2 fire restrictions:  Stoves allowed in backcountry, but not campfires.  Campfires allowed in designated campgrounds. 
National Forest closures:  Group campgrounds 
State Park closures:  Julia Pfeiffer Burns SP main entrance 
Long-term Road closures:  Palo Colorado Road

 90-day TRAIL NEWS 
Jul8  State Park OPENING: re‑routed Andrew Molera SP Headlands Trail
Jul3  USFS CLOSURES: All day use areas will be closed on July 4 and 5
Jul2  USFS Reminder: All fireworks are always prohibited in the National Forest fireworks + dry grass =
Jul1  Plaskett Ridge Wildfire: Plaskett Ridge Road now open
Jun29  State Park OPENINGS: Pfeiffer Big Sur and Limekiln State Park Campgrounds, Andrew Molera SP Headlands and Coyote Flats Trails.
Jun19  Plaskett Ridge Wildfire: 100% contained but Plaskett Ridge Road remains closed.
Jun21  State Park OPENINGS: Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park Campground will re-open on June 29
Jun15  USFS OPENINGS: All non-group campgrounds and all roads except Piney Creek Rd. are now open
Jun14  State Park OPENINGS: All state parks are now open for day-use visitors Big Sur Station is now open
Jun1  USFS OPENINGS: All covid-order-closed trails and roads except Plaskett Ridge Rd, South Coast Ridge Rd, and Willow Creek Rd. 
May30  State Park OPENINGS: Partington Cove Trail, Tanbark Trail, Tin House Fireroad in Julia Pfeiffer Burns SP 
May23  State Park OPENINGS: Andrew Molera SP and Limekiln SP for day use only. 
May15  USFS OPENINGS: day use areas and non-coastal roads and trails. 
May 12  Fire restrictions raised: to Level 2

 90-day SITE NEWS 
Mar10  Gaia "Layer" users: Gaia update breaks old "layer" installation - new install required. 
Latest blog post: 
Latest forum post: 


   CURRENT STATUS   
Level 2 fire restrictions:  Stoves allowed in backcountry, but not campfires.  Campfires allowed in designated campgrounds. 
National Forest closures:  Group campgrounds 
State Park closures:  Julia Pfeiffer Burns SP main entrance 
Long-term Road closures:  Palo Colorado Road

 90-day TRAIL NEWS 
Jul8  State Park OPENING: re‑routed Andrew Molera SP Headlands Trail
Jul3  USFS CLOSURES: All day use areas will be closed on July 4 and 5
Jul2  USFS Reminder: All fireworks are always prohibited in the National Forest fireworks + dry grass =
Jul1  Plaskett Ridge Wildfire: Plaskett Ridge Road now open
Jun29  State Park OPENINGS: Pfeiffer Big Sur and Limekiln State Park Campgrounds, Andrew Molera SP Headlands and Coyote Flats Trails.
Jun19  Plaskett Ridge Wildfire: 100% contained but Plaskett Ridge Road remains closed.
Jun21  State Park OPENINGS: Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park Campground will re-open on June 29
Jun15  USFS OPENINGS: All non-group campgrounds and all roads except Piney Creek Rd. are now open
Jun14  State Park OPENINGS: All state parks are now open for day-use visitors Big Sur Station is now open
Jun1  USFS OPENINGS: All covid-order-closed trails and roads except Plaskett Ridge Rd, South Coast Ridge Rd, and Willow Creek Rd. 
May30  State Park OPENINGS: Partington Cove Trail, Tanbark Trail, Tin House Fireroad in Julia Pfeiffer Burns SP 
May23  State Park OPENINGS: Andrew Molera SP and Limekiln SP for day use only. 
May15  USFS OPENINGS: day use areas and non-coastal roads and trails. 
May 12  Fire restrictions raised: to Level 2

 90-day SITE NEWS 
Mar10  Gaia "Layer" users: Gaia update breaks old "layer" installation - new install required. 
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, Soberanes wildfire area) 

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



(what icons & line colors show) 

(those who have given time or data) 

(culled from other websites) 









View the interactive
Big Sur Trailmap

USGS shaded topo background
gives context and terrain contours

[last update: Jul 10]
View the interactive
trail conditions map

Colors show USFS trail conditions
and state park trail closures

[last rating change: Jul 10 ]
Download one-page-
printable Trailmap sections

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

[last update: Jul 10]
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: Apr 22]
Download a PDF-format
Trailmap for a smartphone

For Avenza, can add
searchable "Features" layer

[last update: Apr 16]
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: Jul 10]










(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) 



(what icons & line colors show) 

(those who have given time or data) 

(culled from other websites) 











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