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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
Map+Photos 
Route metrics & trail conditions 
Printable map 

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

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

Access:
  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. 

Notes:
  • 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)

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