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Unread 01-04-2010, 01:01 PM   #1
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Big Sur Trails

Hey all, I'm heading into Big Sur tomorrow and I was wondering if anyone knew of any trails worth going on? I'm familiar with the Coast Trail (as in I've heard of it but haven't driven it) but that's about it. Any ideas? Btw, anyone's welcome to join if you're in the area! Leaving Monterey tomorrow at about 1030...

Edit:I'd love to go later in the week too if anyone is interested.

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Unread 01-11-2010, 10:14 AM   #2
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In big Sur last week explored all over looking for trails only found 1 dirt road/fire road that went for about 12 miles very senic and ends right at the bridge. Its just north of all the campgrounds. heres a picture of the bridge I'm refering too. Have fun on your trip!

1. Picture of the View from trail.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...ick/bridge.jpg

2. Picture of the coast while driving (just kinda neat)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...k/beachpic.jpg
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Unread 01-13-2010, 02:25 PM   #3
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If you drive a bit farther south, you can run/do the Nacimiento-Fergusson Road (which is next to the Mill Creek campground. the cool thing is that once you go up the mountain you can either continue on to Fort Ligget, or take the right fork and follow the coast ridge trail. the coast ridge trail takes 2-4 hours to run and can be done in a stock 4x4. I usually do this run by myself in the spring/early summer but in the dead of summer it can get hot and very dusty.
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i luv that pic!
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If you drive a bit farther south, you can run/do the Nacimiento-Fergusson Road (which is next to the Mill Creek campground. the cool thing is that once you go up the mountain you can either continue on to Fort Ligget, or take the right fork and follow the coast ridge trail. the coast ridge trail takes 2-4 hours to run and can be done in a stock 4x4. I usually do this run by myself in the spring/early summer but in the dead of summer it can get hot and very dusty.
I'll need to give those a try...I've been looking for some REALLY easy stuff to take the kids on (we did some of the stuff around Hollister), and been looking for an excuse to get back down to Big Sur.
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I'll need to give those a try...I've been looking for some REALLY easy stuff to take the kids on (we did some of the stuff around Hollister), and been looking for an excuse to get back down to Big Sur.
Im in Felton. Hit me up next time you want to do Big sur. I have maps and have been wanting to go there also.
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Unread 01-24-2010, 06:06 PM   #7
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Im in Felton. Hit me up next time you want to do Big sur. I have maps and have been wanting to go there also.
Will do...I'm just over in Scotts Valley

The local 4Wheel Drive Club is going up to Twain Harte for our Snow Run on Valentines/Presidents Day Weekend if your interested in going...It's a GREAT time, at least if they get some fresh snow.

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PM me if you have any interest...

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any idea when you guys are planing on big sur? I have been wanting to go too.

Just over the hill in San Jose south.
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I know that the trails are closed or unpassable during winter since the mud trails gett super slick. once it dries out a bit I'd be down for a drive to Big Sur
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I want in too. I love big sur!
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Maybe end of Feb or early March would be a good time, if it's dry for a bit
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there are some gold mines to check out up in big sur too.
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there are some gold mines to check out up in big sur too.
Where are these mines? Sounds cool to go check out
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Unread 09-14-2010, 11:14 AM   #14
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when your on the south coast ridge road and hit the intersection to go to san martin peak, take the road that goes to alder creek it goes down a rutted road , there will be some mines on the hill side down below and if you follow the road all the way back there will be a camp site in the trees. there is a trail that leads back into the woods and several mines are back there, kind of hard to find
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the mines are pretty cool

you can go into them (not advised by most)

still have the cart tracks in them
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