Campsite & Trail Closures Update

ALERTS IN EFFECT for the Big Sur Area
Updated June 19, 2019

Palo Colorado Road
Closed to Bottchers Gap

GARRAPATA State Park: Trails west of Highway 1 are open. Soberanes Canyon Trail is partially open from the main, gated trailhead across from Gate 8 of the Garrapata coastal trail. Hikers will be able to proceed to the back of the canyon along the 1.25 mile length of the trail. It will be an out and back hike as the Rocky Ridge portion of the trail will remain closed pending repair.

ANDREW MOLERA State Park: CLOSED TRAILS: River, Twin Cottonwoods, Hidden and Trail Camp/Headlands. OPEN TRAILS: Creamery Meadow, Ridge, Bluffs, Panorama, Spring, East Molera, Bobcat and Coyote Flat trails. NOTE: On June 17, 2019 the seasonal footbridge crossing the Big Sur River was installed for the season. Hikers wishing to access the beach, Creamery Meadow, Ridge, Bluffs, Panorama and Spring trails may do so without wading across the Big Sur River. The footbridge is expected to be removed in late October 2019.
More trail information at Andrew Molera

PFEIFFER BIG SUR State Park: CLOSED TRAILS: Pfeiffer Falls, Oak Grove and Pine Ridge. OPEN TRAILS: Gorge, Mount Manuel, Buzzard’s Roost, Valley View, Liewald Flats, Redwood Deck, Nature Trail, River Path and Warden’s Path.
More trail information at Pfeiffer Big Sur

JULIA PFEIFFER BURNS State Park: CLOSED TRAILS:JULIA PFEIFFER BURNS State Park: CLOSED TRAILS: Canyon, Ewoldsen and Waters. OPEN TRAILS: Partington Cove, Tan Bark, Tin House. The Waterfall Overlook Trail is damaged about 1/3 of a mile from the parking lot and closed beyond that point. McWay Falls can also be viewed from the pullout just north of the park entrance.
More trail information at Julia Pfeiffer Burns

CAMPGROUND CLOSURES: ANDREW MOLERA STATE PARK Trail Camp Closed until further notice. PFEIFFER BIG SUR Group Camp Closed and not available for reservation until further notice.

PINE RIDGE TRAIL and SYKES HOT SPRINGS are closed indefinitely. Call the USFS Monterey District office in King City (831) 385-5434 or visit their web page for more information regarding the Pine Ridge Trail and Sykes Hot Springs.

Transportation Demand Management Plan meeting

Dear Big Sur Community,

Caltrans will be holding a public meeting next Wednesday evening to get input on their Sustainable Transportation Demand Management Planning for the Big Sur coast.

Please see the meeting information below:

Wednesday, June 26th

North Corridor Public Meeting Event from 5:30 to 7:00

Rancho Canada Club – Wedgewood Meeting Center – Merienda Ballroom

(follow ‘Wedgewood’ signs)

4860 Carmel Valley Road

Carmel, CA  93923

What is TDM? 

Sustainable Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Strategies that encourage a shift from single occupant vehicle (SOV) trips to transit, biking, walking, or other forms of transportation; or shift trips out of peak periods. TDM seeks to reduce auto trips – and hopefully vehicle miles traveled – by offering a variety of transportation option tools and management strategies.

More information about this effort can be found here:

Also, please note I have added the above link to my list of links to the right under Road Conditions.