Pacific Valley Bluff Trail - A Big Sur Gem
Today we’re heading out to the southern edge of Big Sur to hike the Pacific Valley Bluffs Trail.
Parking is located along the ocean side of Hwy 1 across from the Ranger/Fire Station. Then you can cross the gate and begin your hike.
This short 1.5 mile trail is a mostly level hike that covers grassy pastures & you’ll see local cattle grazing as you head to the ocean.
It’s important to stay on marked paths, respecting local plants & wildlife. This also keeps you safe from the abundant poison oak & ticks found here.
At the southern edge of the trail you have great views of Plasket Rock Point & Sand Dollar Beach (Big Sur’s longest unobstructed stretch of sand).
The trail is lined with wildflowers in the Spring, and just north of the trailhead you’ll find one of Big Sur’s famous wildflower patches.
Make sure to pull up a chair to enjoy the ocean waves crashing. My favorite travel chairs are by Cliq…use code FLYINGDAWN15 for a 15% discount.
Pacific Valley Bluff Trail is located just 3 miles north of Treebones Resort (a great place to stay or stop for a delicious dinner).
Ragged Point Inn is another great option for lodging & dining (and it’s the closest gas station) just 15 miles south of Pacific Valley Bluff Trail.
Please remember the Leave No Trace Principles & Big Sur Pledge when visiting…for more info see all my Big Sur posts at FlyingDawnMarie.com
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