With so many different trails, it’s hard not to spend at least one day hiking in Big Sur. Immerse yourself in nature and explore the gorgeous coastline, trees, ocean, and everything else Big Sur offers.
Big Sur’s Beautiful Hiking Trails
There are dozens of beautiful trails for hiking in Big Sur. These hikes will bring you through enchanted greenery or to the crashing waves, depending on what type of scenery you’d like to see. Below are a few favorite Big Sur hiking trails.
Mill Creek Trail is known as one of Big Sur’s most significant hikes. The 3.6-mile hike is almost completely shaded underneath giant redwood, sycamore, and maple trees, making it a refreshing hike during all four seasons. At the beginning of the hike, you’ll be surrounded by California bay trees and a rushing creek. Eventually, the trail and the creek join together, and you will be able to hike upstream the rest of the way and wade through the water.
This hike is a lovely combination of beach and trail. While hiking here, you’ll be able to see up and down the coast as you take the mile-long path to the overlook. From there, you might even be able to see whales or dolphins as they move up and down the coast. Hike back down the same trail to head to the beach. Sand Dollar Beach is the broadest unbroken swathe of sand along the Big Sur, making it a great place to hike and hangout.
The Jade Cove Trail is a simple, flat path that loops out to the coast and down to the water so that hikers can search for jade. Hikers are encouraged to look for the trail that heads northwest out to Plaskett Rock point before heading down to the cove. Take caution, as hiking down to the cove is steep and can be treacherous. Once you’ve reached the cove, the views and the refreshing water makes it all worth it.
If you’re visiting Big Sur but want to do so much more than hiking, then this tour is the right one for you. Incredible Adventures created this excursion so that visitors can have a well-rounded experience in Big Sur. Explore the coastal redwoods of Big Sur and take some photos of the breathtaking coastline. You’ll have the option of visiting the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium or hop onto an e-bike for a 17-mile tour. All of the activities will be over two days, with one night spent at a lovely beachside hotel.
Enjoy Big Sur With Incredible Adventures
We have made it our mission to create some of the best tours, for anything, all around the world. If you want to do more than just hiking in Big Sur, then book with Incredible Adventures. Our Big Sur tours are second to none – we make sure that you get a little taste of everything that Big Sur has to offer. Be at one with nature, but also with luxury and comfort as you make your way around Big Sur with us! To book the tour that is perfect for you, check availability online or give us a call at 1-800-777-8464.