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Top Spots

Camp at Ventana Campground, Big Sur

Big Sur, California

4.6

Valley View Overlook

Big Sur, California

1.76 mi / 499 ft gain

Big Sur Nature Trail

Big Sur, California

0.76 mi / 30 ft gain

Hike to Pfeiffer Falls

Big Sur, California

4.0
2 mi

Buzzards Roost Trail

Big Sur, California

2.57 mi / 804 ft gain

Camp at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park

Big Sur, California

5.0

Hike the East Molera Trail

Big Sur, California

3.2 mi / 1390 ft gain

Pine Ridge, North Coast Ridge Loop

Big Sur, California

2.0
33.45 mi / 11388 ft gain

Hike the Andrew Molera State Park Loop

Big Sur, California

4.5
8.8 mi / 1100 ft gain

Places to stay

Big Sur Lodge

Big Sur, California

Big Sur Lodge

From $199 / night

Arroyo Seco

Greenfield, California

Arroyo Seco

From $25 / night

Asilomar Hotel and Conference Grounds

Pacific Grove, California

Asilomar Hotel and Conference Grounds

From $176 / night

Plaskett Creek Campground

69345 California 1

Plaskett Creek Campground

From $35 / night

Moss Landing KOA Express

Moss Landing, California

Moss Landing KOA Express

Salinas / Monterey KOA

Prunedale, California

Salinas / Monterey KOA

Guides and stories

Seek Beauty on the Big Sur Coast

Seek Beauty on the Big Sur Coast

Sara Sheehy

Slow Down and Explore Big Sur

Slow Down and Explore Big Sur

The Outbound Collective

Over a Year after Massive Mudslide, Big Sur's Scenic Highway 1 Reopens

Over a Year after Massive Mudslide, Big Sur's Scenic Highway 1 Reopens

The Outbound Collective

Exploring Big Sur, a Photographer's Dream

Exploring Big Sur, a Photographer's Dream

Rufino Martinez

5 Photos of Big Sur's Ever-Changing Seasons

5 Photos of Big Sur's Ever-Changing Seasons

Jovelyn Gruspe

5 Pieces of Gear You Need for a Weekend Adventure in Monterey, California

5 Pieces of Gear You Need for a Weekend Adventure in Monterey, California

Mitch Pittman

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