ElevationAscent: 1,431' 436 m
Descent: -1,430' -436 m
High: 1,618' 493 m
Low: 267' 81 m
GradeAvg Grade: 11% (6°)
Max Grade: 33% (18°)
Current trail conditions
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“A run through dense redwood groves that gives way to coastal views and chaparral-covered hillsides.”— QuinTCM TCM
Expect some elevation gain on uneven, rocky trails filled with plenty of roots. However, these conditions also help keep most runners away.
Continuing on, head up to the point where the two ends of the loop meet at a sign indicating "Ewoldsen Loop" and either head left or right. Either way you are running up! After winding your way up the canyon walls through various groves of redwoods, the trail comes to a junction that continues up to the Overlook Trail. Head on up and enjoy expansive views of Big Sur and the California coast. This is also a good place to relax and grab a bite to eat.
After soaking it all in, head back to the Ewoldsen Loop and continue along it, descending back to the point where the two ends of the loop meet. Head back to the Canyon Falls Trail and either skip it if you already saw it or run out to it now. Continue back to the parking lot.
Land Manager: California State Parks