Highway One Closure: Due to a washout at Rat Creek, Highway 1 is closed from just north of Lime Creek Bridge in the north to Big Creek Vista Point in the south. Expect this closure to be in place until late April, 2021. Nacimiento-Fergusson Road -- which connects Highway 1 at Kirk Creek with Fort Hunter Liggett on the eastern side of the Coast Ridge -- is significantly damaged and will be closed indefinitely. 

What's Open: NEW: The Pine Ridge Trail from Big Sur Station to Redwood Camp IS OPEN effective April 13, 2021. 

Effective January 22, 2021 U.S. Forest Service - Los Padres National Forest re-opened most unburned areas of the Monterey Ranger District. In the northern Ventana Wilderness, most lands north of and including the Marble Peak Trail are open. Wilderness trails inland can be accessed from the Arroyo Seco Recreation Area near Greenfield (off 101) and from Tassajara Road off or Carmel Valley Road). Along the coast, Wilderness trails may be accessed via the Pine Ridge Trail at Big Sur Station, the North Coast Ridge Road, the Boronda Trail, and the De Angulo Trail on Highway One.

Lands south of Willow Creek Road, including most of the Silver Peak Wilderness, are open. 

What's Closed: Click here for a map that shows the current fire closure boundaries

Road Closures: Del Venturi/Milpitas, Nacimiento-Fergusson, Cone Peak, Plaskett Ridge, Willow Creek/Los Burros, & South Coast Ridge Roads remain closed.

Know Before You Go: Not sure if a particular road, trail, or camp is open? Call the Monterey Ranger District at 831-385-5434. Please enjoy your public lands responsibly. Pack out everything you pack in (including toilet paper). Leave this special place better than you found it. Leave No Trace ethics are more important than ever. 

Current Fire Restrictions: Campfires and stoves are currently permitted in the backcountry. Click here for a permit and take it with you

State Parks: Check with individual State Parks to confirm access and for additional information. 
Open for day use: Point Lobos State Natural Reserve, Garrapata State Park - Soberanes Canyon Trail, Andrew Molera State Park, Point Sur State Historic Park (tours only), and Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park.

Closed: Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, John Little State Natural Reserve


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How to submit trail conditions report for unlisted trail

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Re: How to submit trail conditions report for unlisted trail

Postby VWA Admin on Mon Oct 05, 2020 10:05 pm

In general, trail reports are for USFS system trails only. Let's keep it wild out there by leaving non-system trails & cross-country routes off of the internet!
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Re: How to submit trail conditions report for unlisted trail

Postby Jack rabbit on Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:19 am

put your report here, inquiring minds will marvel at the audacity of your trip
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Re: How to submit trail conditions report for unlisted trail

Postby gfelsman on Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:22 pm

Unless Mike decides to make a new trail for the Silver Peak. I would suggest the following.

Title might be some thing like this.

Cruickshank Trail - Silver Peak Use Trail.

Then put in the report this report is for the Silver Peak Use Trail from the Intersection with the Cruickshank Trail to the summit of Silver Peak.

When I first saw the post I was a bit confused but figured it out.

That is my two cents.
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How to submit trail conditions report for unlisted trail

Postby mcarey on Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:49 pm

I would like to submit a conditions report for the Silver Peak UseTrail. However, this is not one listed currently in the trail conditions section here: ... ess-trails

There is no button available to create "New Post" or "Add Trail" to the list.
Please advise where I can submit my trail conditions report?
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