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The Best Rock Climbing in Big Sur

Looking for the best rock climbing in Big Sur? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Big Sur. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top rock climbing spots in and near Big Sur

  • Greenfield, California

    Junipero Serra Peak

    11.15 mi / 3691 ft gain
    Junipero Serra Peak is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Greenfield, California.
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  • Big Sur, California

    Sand Dollar Beach Trail

    0.35 mi / 82 ft gain
    Sand Dollar Beach Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see local wildlife located near Jolon, California.
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  • Paicines, California

    Old Pinnacles Trail Loop

    9.37 mi / 2014 ft gain
    Old Pinnacles Trail Loop is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Soledad, California.
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  • Paicines, California

    Hike to Bear Gulch Reservoir in Pinnacles National Park

    3.5
    1.5 mi / 275 ft gain
    Start the hike from the Bear Gulch Trail Parking lot.  While pulling in, the trail head is on the left.  The Trail is marked Reservoir, Caves, and High Peaks.  Continue down the trail until faced with a junction.  Make sure to admire rock formations while hiking!At the junction take the Bear Gulc...
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  • Paicines, California

    Camp in Pinnacles National Park

    / 1819 ft gain
    Pinnacles Campground is accessible from the east side of the park, and you generally lose cell service about 20 minutes before the park entrance. The campground offers tent camping, group camping, and a handful of RV sites. The tent and group sites have individual picnic tables and fire rings, an...
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