Nighttime Soberanes Wildfire
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

Get up-to-date local 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), with 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 and closures.  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 trails !
Pre-hike info/prep often needed
"A line on a map is just a line on a map"

Know the current trail conditions ! 
A wilderness trail may not be signed or passable or followable  

The trails want YOU   
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Big Sur Trailmap

USGS shaded topo background
gives context and terrain contours

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View the interactive
trail conditions map

Colors show USFS trail conditions
and state park trail closures

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Download one-page-
printable Trailmap sections

Printable PDF with options for
background & trail closure/condition

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Download a Garmin-format
Trailmap for a GPS

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

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Download a PDF-format
Trailmap for a smartphone

For Avenza, can add
searchable "Features" layer

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Use the Trailmap in a
smartphone GPS app

Multiple options available,
depending upon the app
Download a "Google

Display trailmap line/icon
overlay on 3-D terrain

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Compute route metrics
between two locations 

Cool Grin   For mileage &
cumulative gain+loss

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Jack Glendening (credit:p.danielson)
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If you have something to contribute or find an error,
please post to my forum.

Trailmap contributions help others and will be credited,
also building good trail karma and being a valued contributor.

I welcome feedback on the information provided by this website on the Big Sur Trailmap Forum, which will benefit all Big Sur hikers.  But I am not a personal trip advisor so do not provide individual trip guidance.  If the information provided in these webpages is insufficient for your trip planning or if you want personal trip guidance, please use the VWA Discussion Forum, which is read by many Big Sur hikers.

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

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