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ALERTS IN EFFECT for the Big Sur Area

Updated December 17, 2018

Road Closures

Palo Colorado Road
Closed to Bottchers Gap

Trail Closures

GARRAPATA State Park: Trails west of Highway 1 are open. Soberanes Canyon Trail is partially open from the main, gated trailhead across from Gate 8 of the Garrapata coastal trail. Hikers will be able to proceed to the back of the canyon along the 1.25 mile length of the trail. It will be an out and back hike since the Rocky Ridge portion of the trail will remain closed due to hazardous conditions

ANDREW MOLERA State Park: CLOSED TRAILS: River, Twin Cottonwoods, Hidden, Beach and Trail Camp/Headlands. OPEN TRAILS: Creamery Meadow, Ridge, Bluffs, Panorama, Spring, East Molera, Bobcat and Coyote Flat trails. NOTE: On October 31, 2018 the seasonal footbridge crossing the Big Sur River was removed for the season. Hikers wishing to access the beach, Creamery Meadow, Ridge, Bluffs, Panorama and Spring trails must wade across the Big Sur River. The footbridge is expected to be back in place mid-June, 2019.
 More trail information at Andrew Molera

PFEIFFER BIG SUR State Park: CLOSED TRAILS: Pfeiffer Falls, Oak Grove Trail and the Pine Ridge trails. OPEN TRAILS: Gorge, Mount Manuel, Buzzard's Roost, Valley View, Liewald Flats, Redwood Deck, Nature Trail, River Path and Warden’s Path.
 More trail information at Pfeiffer Big Sur

JULIA PFEIFFER BURNS State Park: All trails are closed including: Overlook, Canyon, Ewoldsen, Tanbark, Waters and the Tinhouse Fire Road trails except for Partington Cove Trails. McWay Falls can still be viewed from the pullout just north of the park entrance.
 More trail information at Julia Pfeiffer Burns


Campground Closures

ANDREW MOLERA State Park Trail Camp is closed until further notice.

PFEIFFER BIG SUR State Park GROUP CAMP is closed and not available for reservation until further notice.


U.S. Forest Service Lands

PINE RIDGE TRAIL and SYKES HOT SPRINGS are closed indefinitely. Call the USFS Monterey District office in King City (831) 385-5434 or visit their web page for more information regarding the Pine Ridge Trail and Sykes Hot Springs.