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501 mi 806 km of trail 22 Runs

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gem Favorite Heading down into the cave.

Bear Gulch Cave

(12) Soledad, CA
gem Favorite Beautiful views on High Peaks Trail!

High Peaks Viewpoint

(4) Soledad, CA

Runs in Central Coast - 22

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Favorite Beautiful views on High Peaks Trail!
Intermediate/Difficult

High Peaks

5.1 mi 8.2 km • Out and Back • 1,444 ft Ascent 440.22 m Ascent

(33) Soledad, CA
Favorite Early morning view of Laguna Lake from the summit.
Intermediate

Bishop Peak Trail

1.7 mi 2.7 km • Point to Point • 830 ft Ascent 252.93 m Ascent

(16) San Lui…, CA
Favorite Sunrise along the Big Sur River at the Sykes Hot Springs location.
Intermediate/Difficult

Pine Ridge Trail to Sykes Hot Springs

19.5 mi 31.4 km • Out and Back • 3,811 ft Ascent 1161.56 m Ascent

(8) Carmel…, CA
Favorite Beautiful views on High Peaks Trail!
Intermediate/Difficult

Balconies and High Peaks Loop

9.0 mi 14.4 km • Loop • 1,718 ft Ascent 523.76 m Ascent

(7) Soledad, CA
Favorite Pinnacles National Park on the Balconies trail.
Intermediate

Balconies Cave Loop

2.6 mi 4.3 km • Loop • 400 ft Ascent 121.84 m Ascent

(13) Soledad, CA
Favorite Emerald waters!
Intermediate

Molera Beach Super Loop

7.0 mi 11.3 km • Loop • 1,142 ft Ascent 348.01 m Ascent

(12) Carmel…, CA
Favorite View of Bixby Bridge.
Intermediate/Difficult

Big Sur Trail Marathon

26.2 mi 42.1 km • Out and Back • 5,576 ft Ascent 1699.55 m Ascent

(1) Carmel…, CA
Favorite View looking back at the ocean from atop the scramble past the redwoods.
Intermediate/Difficult

Soberanes Canyon Loop

4.7 mi 7.6 km • Loop • 1,752 ft Ascent 533.86 m Ascent

(8) Carmel-…, CA

Trails in Central Coast - 277

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0.2 mi 0.4 km #1Bear Gulch Cave Trail
Intermediate
Soledad, CA
Intermediate
0.2 mi 0.4 km Soledad, CA
5.0 mi 8.1 km #2High Peaks Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Soledad, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
5.0 mi 8.1 km Soledad, CA
2.1 mi 3.4 km #3Bluff Trail
Easy
Los Osos, CA
Easy
2.1 mi 3.4 km Los Osos, CA 11 
5.0 mi 8.1 km #4Kirk Creek Trail #4E17
Intermediate/Difficult
King City, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
5.0 mi 8.1 km King City, CA 10 
4.7 mi 7.5 km #5Cerro Alto
Intermediate
Atascadero, CA
Intermediate
4.7 mi 7.5 km Atascadero, CA 11 
1.3 mi 2.1 km #6Soberanes Point Main Trail
Intermediate
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
Intermediate
1.3 mi 2.1 km Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
0.4 mi 0.6 km #7Balconies Cave Trail
Intermediate
Soledad, CA
Intermediate
0.4 mi 0.6 km Soledad, CA
0.6 mi 1.0 km #8Cypress Grove Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
Easy/Intermediate
0.6 mi 1.0 km Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
1.7 mi 2.7 km #9Pecho Coast Trail
Intermediate
Avila Beach, CA
Intermediate
1.7 mi 2.7 km Avila Beach, CA
0.8 mi 1.4 km #10North Shore Trail
Intermediate
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
Intermediate
0.8 mi 1.4 km Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
2.7 mi 4.3 km #11Manzanita Park Outer Loop
Easy
Prunedale, CA
Easy
2.7 mi 4.3 km Prunedale, CA
0.1 mi 0.1 km #12Lover's Lookout Trail
Easy
Pismo Beach, CA
Easy
0.1 mi 0.1 km Pismo Beach, CA
1.1 mi 1.7 km #13Oak Woodland Trail
Easy/Intermediate
San Luis Obispo, CA
Easy/Intermediate
1.1 mi 1.7 km San Luis Obispo, CA
1.1 mi 1.8 km #14Beebe Trail
Intermediate
Los Osos, CA
Intermediate
1.1 mi 1.8 km Los Osos, CA
0.6 mi 0.9 km #15Manzanita Trail
Intermediate
Los Osos, CA
Intermediate
0.6 mi 0.9 km Los Osos, CA
0.1 mi 0.2 km #16Trail 33
Easy
Salinas, CA
Easy
0.1 mi 0.2 km Salinas, CA
3.0 mi 4.9 km #17Gaviota Peak Fire Road
Intermediate/Difficult
Buellton, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
3.0 mi 4.9 km Buellton, CA
1.8 mi 3.0 km #18Juniper Canyon Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Soledad, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
1.8 mi 3.0 km Soledad, CA
3.3 mi 5.2 km #19Ewoldsen Trail
Intermediate
Carmel Valley Village, CA
Intermediate
3.3 mi 5.2 km Carmel Valley Village, CA
1.0 mi 1.5 km #20South Shore Trail
Easy
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
Easy
1.0 mi 1.5 km Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA

Photos of Central Coast - 422

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Climbing the Rattlesnake Flats Trail
Apr 16, 2015 near Los Osos, CA
Emerald waters!
Jul 1, 2015 near Carmel…, CA
Sunset on the hillside at about the midpoint of the Vicente Flat Trail.
Nov 10, 2015 near King City, CA
Bluffs over the Pacific Ocean
Apr 16, 2015 near Los Osos, CA
Beautiful views on High Peaks Trail!
Jan 27, 2016 near Soledad, CA
Looking down at the ocean and some california poppies early on in the journey up East Molera Trail
Apr 11, 2019 near Carmel…, CA
The McWay Falls Viewpoint offers a beautiful look up the California Coast.
Mar 31, 2017 near Carmel…, CA
Starting early on the trail, the views of the Pacific Ocean get pretty amazing.
Nov 10, 2015 near King City, CA

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