Welcome to the Ventana Wilderness Alliance website. We're a grass-roots organization whose mission is to protect, preserve, and restore the wilderness qualities and biodiversity of the public lands within California's northern Santa Lucia Mountains and Big Sur coast.
For over a decade the Ventana Wilderness Alliance has led the grassroots effort to protect the wilderness qualities of the Ventana Region, along the Big Sur Coast. VWA volunteers also contribute thousands of hours each year maintaining the public trails in the Ventana back country. I support their conservation work and endorse the Ventana Trails Forever campaign.
— Robert Redford, Actor, Director, Conservationist
Find out more about the Ventana Trails Forever Campaign
Check out our interactive map! Click on the "expand" button to increase map size, then click on Trails and follow links for the latest trail conditions!
You'll find this site to be the most complete source of information about this remarkable area available, and we urge you to spend some time browsing through the links to the left. You'll find up-to-date trail condition reports, fascinating historical and botanical articles, photography and poetry in the Double Cone Register, an interactive forum where you can ask (and answer) questions of other Ventana and Big Sur aficionados, and much, much more.