If you’re only going to do one hike in Big Sur – make it this one!
There are so many great things about this trail.
It’s got amazing redwoods and pretty bridges crossing over picture-perfect bubbling streams.
It’s just the right distance that you can fit it in on a day trip to the area and it’s still got a nice amount of elevation gain so you will feel like you’ve completed a good substantial hike.
Your efforts in climbing uphill will be rewarded by truly incredible ocean views.
It’s also super close to other Big Sur attractions, including the famous McWay falls which you can conveniently reach from the same carpark.
And – if you need one more reason to visit this trail here it is – you may even spot a California Condor up here. Now, if you can’t get excited about possibly spotting the largest bird in North America soaring over the coastline with its glorious 3 metre wingspan, then I’m sorry but this friendship is not going to work out.