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An easy trail with stunning views of the coastline. Hike out-and-back, or join up with other trails.


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Map Key

1.8

Miles

2.9

KM

Point to Point

171' 52 m

High

22' 7 m

Low

211' 64 m

Up

146' 44 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

17%

Max Grade (10°)

Dogs No Dogs

Features River/Creek

Be prepared to cross a small creek near the trailhead to access this trail.

Description

This is an easy trail that offers spectacular views along the coast. Combine with other trails in the area for a longer day or just enjoy a simple stroll along the Big Sur coastline.

Contacts

Shared By:

Chris Gossage with improvements by Tilman Giese

Trail Ratings

  3.8 from 5 votes

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  3.8 from 5 votes
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Trail Rankings

#1,785

in California

#16,866

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2 Views Last Month
420 Since May 13, 2015
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Photos

The beach just below Bluff Trail.
Jan 2, 2021 near Carmel…, CA
Scenic view on Bluffs Trail
Nov 17, 2019 near Carmel…, CA
Big Sur!
Jul 1, 2015 near Carmel…, CA
Scenic view on Bluffs Trail
Nov 17, 2019 near Carmel…, CA
Along the Bluffs Trail on Molera Point
May 7, 2015 near Carmel…, CA
Ridge to Bluff Connector Trail
Nov 17, 2019 near Carmel…, CA

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Aug 14, 2022
C Lee
All clear. Nice coastal scenery but somewhat windy.
Nov 23, 2019
Tilman Giese
Nov 2, 2019
Igor Shalar
6.2mi — 2h 45m
Aug 3, 2019
Eric K
May 24, 2019
Shelby Case
Bluff trail is easy and a good way to start the loop. Gets you warmed up for the panorama trail. 1.8mi — 0h 45m
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