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ALERTS IN EFFECT for the Big Sur Area

Updated April 23, 2019


Road Closures

Highway 1 (Sunday, April 28)
Traffic on Highway 1 will be restricted from 6:00 am until 1:30 pm from Sycamore Canyon Road to Carmel Valley Road due to the Big Sur International Marathon.  For more information, view the CalTrans press release (http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist05/paffairs/monterey/4_23_19.pdf) or marathon website (http://www.bigsurmarathon.org/traffic-information/).

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 as the Rocky Ridge portion of the trail will remain closed pending repair.

ANDREW MOLERA State Park: CLOSED TRAILS: River, Twin Cottonwoods, Hidden 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 by mid-June, 2019.
 More trail information at Andrew Molera

PFEIFFER BIG SUR State Park: CLOSED TRAILS: Pfeiffer Falls, Oak Grove and Pine Ridge. 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.