Located in California, the hiking in Big Sur is known for four scenic hikes. The best Big Sur hiking based on popularity are considered to be Black Cone Trail, Pine Valley / Carmel River Trail, Pine Ridge / Sykes Hot Springs Trail, and Hare Creek Trail. For a detailed trail description and printable trailhead map, just select a Big Sur hiking trail below.
South of Carmel and Lucia, the Hare Creek Trail is a 4.2 mile route trip route with about 500 feet of climbing. The Hare Creek Trail starts from the entrance kiosk and proceeds east up Hare Canyon through redwood forest.