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Route 1 - South Fork Trail Loop

Boronda Trail, North Coast Ridge Road, Big Sur Trail, South Fork Trail, Marble Peak Trail, and return

Round Trip: 31 miles, 7900 ft.gain
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  Attractions are coastal views on ascent then inland views of Big Sur River region.  Ascend along South Fork of Big Sur River, later view headwaters from Marble Peak Trail.  End with more coastal views. 

  Variety of camps (and use camps) along creeks and in meadows, shaded and unshaded.  Dispersed camping also possible.  For water information check individual camp descriptions on interactive map.

  72 hour parking along Route 1 at trailhead ⇒ ~10 hiking miles daily
(but likely ok with 3 nights ⇒ 4 days ⇒ ~8 hiking miles daily)

  • If not recently maintained, South Fork Trail can be obscure, requring navigation skills or GPS - note in particular that its eastern quarter is incorrect on most maps, which show trail on wrong side (i.e. north) of creek. 
• DeAngulo Trail can provide shorter route than Boronda Trail, but has obscure middle section so navigation skills or GPS necessary. 

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  Local Trail Conditions Map
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