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

santa-lucia-trailEmbarking from near Memorial Park with the summit at the upper right

 

Note: Southern trailhead begins at a short unpaved spur just northeast of paved Milpitas/Indians Road.

  • USFS Trail: #5E03
  • Parking: Santa Lucia Memorial Park, Arroyo Seco Gorge
  • Cost: Parking Fee
  • Watershed: Arroyo Seco River, San Antonio River
  • Junctions: Santa Lucia Peak Trail, Santa Lucia Connector, Camp Cawatre Trail
  • Connects: The Indians with Arroyo Seco Gorge
  • Camps: Last Chance Camp
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