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Hike notes: 
Big Sur Loop 
Pine Ridge Trail, Big Sur Trail, North Coast Ridge Road (closed to vehicles), Terrace Creek Trail, Pine Ridge Trail, return

Round Trip: 34 miles, 9400 ft.gain
Route metrics & trail conditions 
Printable map 

Celebrate the 2021 trailwork making the previously "impassable" Big Sur Trail now "passable"
Attractions are riparian canyons, ridgetops with coastal and inland views, creeks. 

Variety of camps (and use camps) along trail.  Dispersed camping also possible.  For water information check individual camp descriptions on interactive map.

Big Sur Station at western end has (paid) large parking lot and toilets.  Parking at Big Sur Station parking lot is $10/day. 

Route Alternatives
Alternative lollipop-loop route:  Enter/exit loop section via Boronda Trail 
Alternative non-lollipop-route:  Continue to north end of North Coast Ridge Road, but then requires 2 mile walk alongside Route 1 to return to start. 

• Big Sur River can be impassable after heavy winter rains. 

No photos for Big Sur Trail segment! If you hike before I am able, I welcome your photos to be used on map (must be geo-located, as many smartphone photos are - will be credited to you)

External Links - Hike Reports & Videos
(none yet - suggestions welcomed)

Related Links
Jim Ringland's photos with descriptions for Big Sur Loop
Local Trail Conditions Map
Big Sur hiking information  

Similar Hike Links
See Pine Ridge Trail