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

miller-canyon-trailIn drought years, the Miller Fork of the Carmel River can run dry

 

Note: Trailhead is within China Camp (which is actually a car campground). Trail begins as gated, unpaved Jeffery Road (USFS #19S03).

  • USFS Trail: #3E04
  • Parking: Tassajara Road
  • Cost: Free
  • Watershed: Carmel River
  • Junctions: Carmel River Trail
  • Connects: China Camp with the Carmel River
  • Camps: Miller Canyon, Clover Basin
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