Three Peaks Loop
Salmon Creek Trail, South Coast Ridge Road (dirt), Dutra Trail, Spruce Creek Trail
Round Trip: 15 miles, 4300 ft.gain
Route metrics & trail conditions
Attractions are hike by stream with waterfalls, with side trip to Salmon Creek Falls and/or Upper Salmon Creek Falls, views of coast and inland, and large grassy meadows.
Three Peaks Camp has nearby stream with choice of sunny meadow or under trees with table.
For three day trip can stay at Estrella and Dutra Flat Camp - but
note that cattle may seasonally be found around Dutra Flat Camp making it unattractive, so suggest alternate camping at Dutra homestead.
For water information check individual camp descriptions on
72 hour parking allowed along CA Route 1 near trailhead.
• Section between Estrella Camp and South Coast Ridge Road can get brushy/obscure.
• Very few vehicles reach this section of South Coast Ridge Road.
Surrounding Hike Links:
Blog post: Three Peaks Trail, a ridgeline hike to Dutra homestead
Local Trail Conditions Map
Big Sur hiking information