The Best Hikes near Big Sur

Meg Faller at The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park
Pinnacles National Monument, San Benito County, CaliforniaPinnacles National MonumentSan Benito County, CaliforniaReturned to Pinnacles National Monument to re-explore the park. Upon crossing the Bear Gulch Caves, we stumbled upon this beautiful sight. Gotta...McWay Falls, Monterey County, CaliforniaMcWay FallsMonterey County, CaliforniaMy take on the beautiful #McWay Falls! Beautiful 80 foot #California #waterfall in Big Sur that drops directly into the #ocean! The #beach is...Pinnacles National Monument, San Benito County, CaliforniaPinnacles National MonumentSan Benito County, CaliforniaHiking in the talus #caves here at Pinnacles. Flashlights are required as it can get very dark. I heavily recommend it as it&#x27;s a sight to be seen,...McWay Waterfall Trailhead, Monterey County, CaliforniaMcWay Waterfall TrailheadMonterey County, CaliforniaA short hike in Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. Parking in the lot is $10 or you can park along the road for free. The park is private so there&#x27;s...Panther Beach, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County, CaliforniaPanther Beach, Santa CruzSanta Cruz County, CaliforniaPanther Beach is a secluded #beach just north of Santa Cruz to explore. With it&#x27;s mini caves, #arch, and monolith of a rock to climb, it&#x27;s a bit of...Carmel-by-the-Sea, CaliforniaCarmel-by-the-SeaCaliforniaFlock Of Seagulls :)Point Lobos State Natural Reserve, Monterey County, CaliforniaPoint Lobos State Natural ReserveMonterey County, CaliforniaHike the North trail.McWay Cove, Monterey County, CaliforniaMcWay CoveMonterey County, CaliforniaSuch spectacular views. Part of me wishes there was access to hike down, but then I also appreciate how untouched this stretch of coast is <img class='emoji' src='/images/emoji/1f64c.png' >...McWay Waterfall Trailhead, Monterey County, CaliforniaMcWay Waterfall TrailheadMonterey County, CaliforniaA short hike to a beautiful beach along the coast of California. Parking is $10 in the lot or free on the streets. #hikingPinnacles National Park, San Benito County, CaliforniaPinnacles National ParkSan Benito County, CaliforniaWhen planning a hike at Pinnacles National Park, consider including the High Peaks Trail. It is the best place to spot California Condors. Even if...Fort Ord National Monument, Monterey County, CaliforniaFort Ord National MonumentMonterey County, CaliforniaGreat mountain biking and hiking.McWay Falls, Monterey County, CaliforniaMcWay FallsMonterey County, CaliforniaThis pullout isn&#x27;t marked, but it&#x27;s right across from McWay Canyon in Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park #goldenhour #waterlustSveadal, CaliforniaSveadalCaliforniaHidden little Bay Area gem off the 101 near Morgan Hill. Uvas Canyon County Park is a secluded area away from the bustle of the city where you can...The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park, Santa Cruz County, CaliforniaThe Forest of Nisene Marks State ParkSanta Cruz County, CaliforniaNice, long hike today. Went down the Bridge Creek Trail, and then to Maple Falls. About an 8-mile total hike. Redwoods everywhere you look, and a...Pinnacles National Park, San Benito County, CaliforniaPinnacles National ParkSan Benito County, CaliforniaEven though I had heat exhaustion by the end of the day, the beauty and magesty of our 12 mile hike in Pinnacles National Park was worth it. Can&#x27;t...Garland Ranch Regional Park, Carmel Valley, CaliforniaGarland Ranch Regional ParkCarmel Valley, CaliforniaMorning hike in November. The much needed rain at the end of October has had an effect...fresh shoots of green grass are making an appearance along...Limekiln State Park, Monterey County, CaliforniaLimekiln State ParkMonterey County, CaliforniaWhere the fog, mountains, and ocean meet #roadtrip #california #coastLimekiln State Park, Monterey County, CaliforniaLimekiln State ParkMonterey County, CaliforniaAll the campers gather to catch this glimpse each night at Limekiln State Park in Big Sur, Calif. #goldenhour #bestbeaches #roadtripPinnacles National Park, San Benito County, CaliforniaPinnacles National ParkSan Benito County, CaliforniaInside the balconies cave at Pinnacles National Park. The caves are talus caves, formed by falling boulders. Read More:...Big Sur, CaliforniaBig SurCaliforniaShort hike to a waterfall in Big Sur. Beautiful camping spot! <img class='emoji' src='/images/emoji/1f60e.png' >
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