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Salmon Creek Trail

10.0 Miles
Moderate
2
Trail hiked by:
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Trail added on:
May 10, 2014
Updated on:
July 08, 2018

Time to Hike: 5 hours

Camping Allowed

Waterfall

Lookout/Views

Dogs (leashed)

Water Source

The Salmon Creek Trail is a 10 mile out-and-back hike that starts along CA-1 and heads past Salmon Creek Falls before ascending upon the hills near Big Sur, CA.

Salmon Creek Falls is about 0.5 miles in and there are some small camping spots along the way. Getting to the waterfall is a little bit tricky, but if you stay along the trail above the creek, you'll reach the falls. If you head down to the creek too late, the waterfall will be 15 to 20 feet below you on the ledge.

Note: I have not hiked further than the waterfall, but the GPS data provided is accurate for the entire trail.


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Surface Type

Dirt

Season

Summer

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35.815373, -121.3585

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3060 '

Total Change
1982 '

Ascent
1967 '

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10.0 miles
Trail added
May 10, 2014
Updated on
July 08, 2018
1.0 mile
August 27, 2014
Ended up camping by the large rock outcropping just downstream of the falls for a night.
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1.0 mile
May 11, 2014
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