Hiking & Backpacking Big Sur

Hiking & Backpacking Big Sur


2nd Edition

Your complete guide to the trails of Big Sur, Ventana Wilderness, and Silver Peak Wilderness

This book explores 74 hiking and backpacking trips on the backcountry trails of Big Sur, Ventana Wilderness, and Silver Peak Wilderness.

The most detailed guide to hiking and backpacking in Big Sur

California’s Big Sur Country hugs the Central Coast some 90 miles, from Carmel south toward San Simeon. And it stretches east and southeast, to the lesser-known Ventana and Silver Peak Wilderness areas.

On 74 diverse trips, Hiking & Backpacking Big Sur by Analise Elliot Heid takes you throughout this dramatic land and seascape. Trails include popular destinations such as Sykes Hot Springs and Andrew Molera and Pfeiffer Big Sur State Parks, as well as gems such as the impressive Salmon Creek Falls and the remote Ventana Double Cone.


  • Day hikes and longer backpacking routes in Big Sur, the Ventana Wilderness, and the Silver Peak Wilderness
  • Precise details on trails and facilities, including directions, difficulty, elevation, water sources, and more
  • Recommended hikes for a variety of themes, from coastal walks to epic views
  • Easy-to-read topographic maps
  • A helpful guide to services along Highway 1

Additional information

Weight 15.5 oz
Dimensions 6 × 9 in

Analise Elliot Heid



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Illustration Notes

B&W photos and maps throughout


Hiking & Backpacking

Publication Date



Wilderness Press


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