Ventana Wilderness Trails

As of September 6, 2016 all trails in the Monterey Ranger District of Los Padres National Forest are CLOSED due to the Soberanes Fire.  See this link and call (831) 385-5434 before visiting the Ventana or Silver Peak Wilderness Areas.
 
Soberanes Fire Closure Order 05-07-51-16-16 and Closure Map
 
Many State Park trails in the Big Sur area are also CLOSED.  Call the State Park you wish to explore to determine if trails are open.  A handy list of State Park phone numbers can be found at the link below. 

Big Sur Chamber of Commerce Camping Guide

little-sur-trailHikers admire a yucca in full bloom near Pico Blanco Public Camp

 

Note: Eastern trailhead is at Pico Blanco Boy Scout Camp. This trail ascends over Launtz Ridge to the South Fork Little Sur River and should not be confused with Jackson Camp Trail, which is confined to the North Fork Little Sur.

  • USFS Trail: #1E03
  • Parking: Bottchers Gap Campground, Old Coast Road
  • Cost: Parking Fee
  • Watershed: Little Sur River
  • Junctions: Jackson Camp Trail, Mount Manuel Trail
  • Connects: Pico Blanco Scout Camp with Old Coast Road
  • Camps: Pico Blanco Public Camp
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