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, California

Big Sur Lodge

From $199 / night

Carmel Valley, California

"The Lodge" A Wine Country Paradise

From $465 / night

Greenfield, California

Arroyo Seco

From $25 / night

Carmel-by-the-Sea, California

Ocean-View Gem with Patio & Grill - Walk to Beach

From $461 / night

36.548823,-121.899162, California

Luxe Hillside Estate | Private Guest Quarters

From $708 / night

Carmel-by-the-Sea, California

Ocean-View Getaway with Beach Access & Hot Tub

From $1,152 / night

Guides and stories

Seek Beauty on the Big Sur Coast

Sara Sheehy

Slow Down and Explore Big Sur

The Outbound Collective

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

The Outbound Collective

Exploring Big Sur, a Photographer's Dream

Rufino Martinez

5 Photos of Big Sur's Ever-Changing Seasons

Jovelyn Gruspe

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

Mitch Pittman

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