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Big Sur

California > Central Coast


Big Sur is a huge park with tons of hiking and climbing. It stretches from the Monterey-San Luis Obispo county line to just south of Monterey bay.

Getting There

60 miles north of San Luis Obispo on Highway-1.

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Big Sur, home of the classic Slate's Spire.
[Hide Photo] Big Sur, home of the classic Slate's Spire.
Highballing at Crab Town
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Big Sur in all its glory
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Having fun at Big Sur CA
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Pfeiffer State Park
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Beautiful fall colors!
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The beautiful coast of Big Sur
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Isaac T.
Oceanside, CA
[Hide Comment] This area has HUGE potential. There is seemingly limitless amazing formations with even more amazing backdrops! I am rather surprised that this area has not seen more development although I am sure the remoteness has something to do with it. There are many developed camp grounds and small resorts/hotels all along the coast. There is Ripplewood
There is also Treebones where you can stay in a Yurt! There is also the Ragged Point Inn
As for camping check out CampOne
Also if you are looking to grub out check out Rocky Point Restaurant
They are about 12 miles south of Monterey. Oct 11, 2007
M. Morley
Sacramento, CA
[Hide Comment] HUGE potential might be overly optimistic. The rock quality along the coast is not exactly Yosemite granite. Sea stacks like Slate's Spire are worth climbing once "for the experience". Granted, the views are 5 star! Oct 11, 2007
Benjamin Chapman
Small Town, USA
[Hide Comment] I have to agree with M. Morley's comment regarding Isaac T's statement about the potential for climbing & bouldering along the central coast of CA. While there is a lot of rock this area is OFF the beaten path and NOT on the road to any destination areas, so can't be considered really accessible and the rock quality varies greatly. Sep 17, 2012