Weather, Road and Trail Conditions

Trail Conditions

Check the VWA Trail Conditions section for the latest trail conditions, or feel free to ask questions in our Trails Discussion Forum.

Road Conditions

Cal Trans has established a toll-free hotline to check Road Conditions on Highway 1 in Big Sur at 888-836-0866. Check the CalTrans website, the Monterey County Public Works website, and the Los Padres National Forest website for the most recently posted road conditions. Inquire about Forest Service and Fort Hunter Liggett road conditions via telephone at 831-385-5434 and 831-386-2782, respectively. Keep in mind that websites aren't always updated in a timely manner; however, you may be able to find first-hand observations at the VWA Road Conditions Forum.


You'll find here a number of links to some pretty informative internet weather sites relevant to the northern Santa Lucia backcounty traveler. They should be helpful in determining what the weather's going to do while you're out there. But regardless of what these folks say, it's always smart to prepare for the worst.

Click for Big Sur, California Forecast
Click for Carmel Valley, California Forecast

Click for Jolon, California Forecast

Click for Lockwood, California Forecast

Click for San Luis Obispo, California Forecast
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